Frederick “Fritz” Pollard

Sport (Years Played): Football (1920-1926)
In 1919, Frederick Pollard became one of the first African-Americans to play in the NFL. One year after making his debut, Fritz led his Akron Pros to their first ever NFL championship. The following year, Pollard became a player-coach with the same team and in effect, became the first black head coach in the NFL. #nuffsaid