Ignacio Saturnino "Lou" Molinet was the first Hispanic player in the NFL. He was a halfback with the 1927 Frankford Yellowjackets
End Joe Aguirre played for the Washington Redskins 1941, 1943-45. He finished his pro career in the All-America Football Conference with the Los Angeles Dons from 1946-49.
Halfback Joe Arenas played seven seasons with the San Francisco 49ers from 1951-57.
Gene Brito, an end out of Loyola University, was a fine receiver during his career in the NFL from 1951-1960 with the Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Rams.
Hall of Fame end Tom Fears was one of the NFL's first big-threat receivers during his career with the Los Angeles Rams. He won receiving titles his first three seasons including an astonishing then-record 84 catches in 1950. His 18 receptions in one game in 1950 was a NFL record for 50 years.
Fullback Rick Casares starred for the Chicago Bears from 1955-1964. He led the Bears in rushing six straight seasons and won the NFL rushing title in 1956. He finished his career with Washington Redskins in 1965 and one final season with the Miami Dolphins in 1966.
Tom Flores was a quarterback for 10 seasons in the AFL with the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, and Kansas City Chiefs before embarking on a successful coaching career.
Quarterback Jim Plunkett, the Heisman Trophy winner out of Stanford, was the highly touted first overall by the New England Patriots in 1971. He later moved on to the San Francisco 49ers before grabbing his greatest fame and Super Bowl titles with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders.
Hall of Fame tackle Anthony Muñoz was named All-Pro 11 straight seasons during his career with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Indianapolis Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez is one of many players of Hispanic descent who play in the NFL today.