Fritz Pollard's Career Capsule

Pollard_Feature_150-150Full Name: Frederick Douglass Pollard

Birthdate: January 27, 1894

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

High School: Albert G. Lane Tech (Chicago, IL)

Died: May 11, 1986 at Silver Spring, Maryland


Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: February 5, 2005

Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 7, 2005

Represented by: Steven Towns, Fritz's grandson

Presenter: Fritz Pollard III, Fritz's grandson 

Other Members of the Class of 2005: Benny FriedmanDan MarinoSteve Young


Pro Career: 8 Seasons

Drafted: Pollard played prior to the NFL Draft being implemented.

Uniform Number: #1 (also wore #11 briefly during his career)