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.
Fritz Pollard and Bobby Marshall were the first black players in what is now the NFL in 1920.
Blacks make up 12% of the total US population. >1% of NHL 8% of MLB 65% of NFL (including mixed race) 80% of NBA
He was one of the best running backs in NFL history.
Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, a famous return specialist for the houston oilers was the first NFL player to wear withe cleats.
As of 2009 opening day rosters approximately 65% of NFL players are African-American, which includes players of "mixed-race" background as well as Samoan and Polynesian decent.
78% of the players in the nfl in 2009 were black.
According to the Huffington Post, 70% of NFL players are black.
About 50 percent of NFL players have college degrees. This is an increase from the 1980's when only 41 percent of NFL players had college degrees.
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70 percent are.. not sure about the number 158 players are black and 245 are biracial or hispanic