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.
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.
Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, a famous return specialist for the houston oilers was the first NFL player to wear withe cleats.
Willie Thrower was the first African American to play quarterback in the NFL. He signed with the Bears in 1952 for $8,500 as a back-up to George Blanda. In his only performance on Oct. 18 1953, in relief of Blanda, Thrower went 3 of 8 passing for 27 yards and an interception in a 35-28 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Fritz Pollard was the first African-American coach in the National Football League. He coached the Chicago Black Hawks in the 1920s.
Fritz Pollard was the first African American quarterback in the NFL. He was also the first African American coach in the NFL.
Jim Thorpe was the first Native American to play in the NFL.
Marlon Briscoe 1960
The first Hispanic quarterback in the NFL was Tom Flores. He became a member of the Oakland Raiders in 1960.
No. 9 is the scrumhalf and this is the "quarterback" of rugby. He/She is the go between the forwards and the backs.
the first African American quarterback drafted was Fritz Pollard
That was Doug Flutie, inducted in 2007.