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Ernie Davis Ernest Ernie Davis (December 14 1939  May 18 1963) was an American football halfback and the first African-American athlete to win the Heisman Trophy. Wearing number 44 Davis played college football for Syracuse University before being drafted by the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) then almost immediately traded to the Cleveland Browns in December 1961 when he was issued number 45. However he never played a professional game as he was diagnosed with…

Ernie Davis Ernest “Ernie” Davis (December 14,...

Ernie DavisErnest “Ernie” Davis (December 1939 – May was an American football halfback and the first African-American athlete to win the Heisman Trophy.

Frederick Fritz Pollard by Black History Album, via Flickr| First African American head coach in the NFL

Frederick Fritz Pollard ~ Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard (January 1894 – May was the first Black American head coach in the National Football League (NFL). Pollard along with Bobby Marshall were the first two Black American players in the NFL in

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The great Jim Brown

Jim Brown, who had a Hall of Fame Football career, also played Lacrosse

Isaac Murphy, first African American to win the Kentucky Derby three times. My, what fine cheekbones he had!

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Isaac Burns Murphy (April 1861 - February was an African-American Hall of Fame jockey, who is considered one of the greatest riders in American Thoroughbred horse racing history.

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