Bill Willis (Ohio State) in 1946 was the first black player for the Cleveland Browns as best as memory serves me. The Browns were a dominating member of the old AAFC at the time, later joining the NFL.
An actor, not a real football player
The Cleveland Browns use brown, orange and white as their team colors.
I think the Browns are better cause they have cool jerseys that are black instead of brown and they have Colt McCoy and their from Cleveland in Ohio. And they've never won any championships.
That is one screwed up question, do you mean 'Who was the first black person to play football?' Well, I'd say it was Jim Brown who played for the Bears and Browns.
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