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black african american football player
Fritz Pollard is a African-American born January 27, 1894.
Pollard grew up in Chicago, Illinois in a predominantly white neighborhood. Fritz attended lane tech high in Chicago, Illinois for four years.
He was a three-time county track champion, a good baseball player and star on the football field
Pollard received scholarship to attend Brown University in 1915. Pollard became a college football standout despite him being 5'9", 165-pound stature. Fritz Pollard was the first African American to play in the Rose bowl at the end of the 1915 season.
In 1922 pollard signed with the NFL team the Hammond Pros, he became the first black quarterback in the NFL. In 2005 Fritz was inducted into the NFL hall of fame.
Pollard created a team called the blackhawks for Africans Americans in 1928. Due to poor attendance the most of its games on the road and disbanded, three years later.
Fritz Pollard was a quarterback for the NFL team and lead his team to a championship. He died in May 11, 1986 at the age of 92 and his legacy live on.
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