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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.
RT @ESPNStatsInfo: Cleveland can be the sixth team in the Common Draft Era (since 1967) to make two picks in the top 5 in a single draft.…
Posted on 26 Apr
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