Running back Wilbur Jackson, in 1970, was the first African American football recruit of the University of Alabama.
Wide receiver Darryl Hill of the University of Maryland in 1963 in a game against North Carolina State.
Leonard George and Willy Jackson were the first African Americans to play for Florida.
Levi Jackson was the first African-American football captain at Yale University, and the first African-American executive at Ford Motor Company.
HB Jimmy Joe Robinson in 1945.
Julius Whittier was the first African American to letter in football at the University of Texas. The year was 1970.
That was wide receiver Nat Northington whose first game was against Ole Miss in 1967. Northington was the first African American football player in the SEC.
The first known African-American to play pro football was Charles Follis