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Althea Gibson was the first black tennis player to win a Grand Slam title (1956). Arthur Ashe was the first MALE black tennis player to win a Grand Slam title (1968).
Fritz Pollard and Bobby Marshall were the first black players in what is now the NFL in 1920.
Charles Follis, who played with the Shelby Athletic Club between 1902-1906, is believed to be the first African American to be paid for playing football.
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The first black football player in the SEC played for The University of Tennessee
Ken Dious was the first black (African American) football player in the 1967 Spring University of Georgia football program. Dious at UGA joined in 1967 Nate Northington and Greg Page at the University of Kentucky and five black football players at the Univ. of Alabama to begin the Southeastern Confernce use of black athletes. At the SEC UA the 1967 walk ons were Dock Rone, Arthur Dunning, Melvin Leverett, Andrew Pernell, and Jerome Tucker.