First African-American NFL Player - March 21, 1946
The 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.
There were a couple that joined the NFL in 1946. This included Bill Willis (Browns), Marion Motley (Browns), Kenny Washington (LA Rams), and Woody Strode. Out of these four, Kenny Washington was the first to sign an NFL contract to join a team
The first black football player at the collegiate level was William Henry Lewis. He played for Amherst in 1889. In that era, Amherst was one of the perennial powers. If, by "major college football", you mean the modern era in a modern conference, its hard to tell. Many teams and conferences, especially in the north, were promoting integration by the late 1950's and early 1960's. The first black Heisman winner was Ernie Davis, who played for Syracuse and won the award in 1961.
Charles Follis is believed to be the first black professional football player, having played for the Shelby Blues from 1902 to 1906. Follis, a two sport athlete, was paid for his work beginning in 1904.
Arhtur Wharton who played for Preston North End from 1886....yes that's right, 1886!
Jackie Robinson i think i had to read a book on him a while ago i think he was the first but im not sure
Paul "Tank" Younger was the first African-American player in the nfl to come from an all black university in 1947. Hope this helps
There has yet to be a female NFL football player.
An actor, not a real NFL player
Lucy Harris was the first black woman All-American basketball player in 1997
First off, you have to be an incredible football player. Then you have to play college football for a few years, then you enter the NFL draft, and hope you get drafted.
A professional football player
Charles Follis was believed to be the first black player in the NFL from 1902 to 1906. Between 1920 and 1926, there were only nine black people that played in the NFL, making Fritz Pollard and Bobby Marshall the first black players in the NFL in 1920.
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Fritz Pollard and Bobby Marshall --> 1920
NFL player Larry Black played for Indiana.
a nfl football player
Professional football player