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black african american football player

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  • 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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