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"It was evident in my first year at Akron back in1919, that they didn’t want blacks in there getting that money. And here I was, playing and coaching and pulling down the highest salary in pro football.”
Frederick Douglass Pollard ... All-American halfback ... A pro football pioneer ... Began career in 1919 with Akron (OH) Pros ... Helped Akron become NFL's first champion, 1920 ... One of just two African Americans in the NFL at time ... NFL's first African American head coach, 1921 ... Exciting, elusive runner ... Played and sometimes coached four different teams in NFL career ... Born January 27, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois ... Died May 11, 1986, at age of 92.
Way to go @AnthonyMunozHOF! #HOFValues https://t.co/bAPFJmi0yd
Posted on 20 Jan
Edwin Pope, former HOF selector & McCann Award winner, was a good friend of the HOF. He will be truly missed. #RIP https://t.co/CN2E1qv90a