Eldridge Dickey of the Oakland Raiders was the first African American quarterback in the NFL. He was a 1968 first-round draft pick.
Fritz Pollard was the first African American quarterback in the NFL. He was also the first African American coach in the NFL.
First African-American quarterback in the NFL: Willie Thrower (Michigan State), Chicago Bears 1953 The first African American quarteraback was Willie Thrower. -----According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Fritz Pollard of the Hammond Pros was the first African American to play the position of quarterback in a game in 1923.
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On Oct. 18, 1953, Willie Thrower of the Chicago Bears became the African-American quarterback to appear in an NFL game in the post-World War II years.
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Charles Follias is the first African American to play in the NFL
No. The quarterback is a position in American (NFL-style) Football.
The first Hispanic quarterback in the NFL was Tom Flores. He became a member of the Oakland Raiders in 1960.
Art Shell became the first African American NFL head coach of the modern era when he was hired by the Los Angeles Raiders in 1989.
The first African American named General Manager of an NFL Franchise was Ozzie Newsome, of the Baltimore Ravens. He was hired 11/22/2002.
While the percentage of African-Americans in the United States stands at about 13%, the percentage of players in the NFL who are African-American is much higher. Roughly about 2/3 (66%) of the NFL is currently African-American.
14. Thrower played in 1 game for the 1953 Bears and was the first African American to play quarterback in an NFL game after World War II.
That was Doug Flutie, inducted in 2007.
First African-American NFL Player - March 21, 1946The Los Angeles Rams signed halfback Kenny Washington to an NFL contract. Wrong, the first African-American players were Fritz Pollard and Bobby Marshall in 1921.
Paul "Tank" Younger was the first African-American player in the nfl to come from an all black university in 1947. Hope this helps