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Encyclopedia > Fritz Pollard
Fritz Pollard
Date of birth January 27, 1894
Place of birth Chicago
Date of death May 11, 1986
Position(s) Running back
Head Coach
College Brown
Honors College Football HOF
Career Record 8-4-1
Playing Stats DatabaseFootball
Coaching Stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
1919-1921
1922
1923
1923-1924
1925
1925
1925-1926
Akron Pros
Milwaukee Badgers
Hammond Pros
Gilberton Cadamounts
Providence Steam Roller
Milwaukee Badgers
Akron Pros/Indians
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1919
1925
Akron Pros
Hammond Pros
College Hall-of-Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2005

Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard (January 27, 1894May 11, 1986) was the first African American head coach in the National Football League (NFL). Pollard along with Bobby Marshall were the first two African American players in the NFL in 1920. Pollard graduated from Lane Tech high school in Chicago wher ehe ran track. Pollard played college football at Brown University and later played professional football with the Akron Pros, the team he would lead to the NFL (APFA) championship in 1920. In 1921, he became the co-head coach of the Akron Pros, while still maintaining his roster position as running back. January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area    - City 606. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The Akron Pros was a team in that played in Akron, Ohio in the National Football League from 1920-1925 and as the Akron Indians in 1926. ... The Milwaukee Badgers was an football team, that played in the National Football League from 1922 to 1926. ... The Hammond Pros from Hammond, Indiana played in the National Football League from 1920 to 1926. ... The Providence Steam Roller (also referred to as the Providence Steam Rollers and incorrectly as the Providence Steamrollers) was an football team that played in Providence, Rhode Island in the National Football League from 1925 to 1931. ... The Milwaukee Badgers was an football team, that played in the National Football League from 1922 to 1926. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The Akron Pros was a team in that played in Akron, Ohio in the National Football League from 1920-1925 and as the Akron Indians in 1926. ... The Hammond Pros from Hammond, Indiana played in the National Football League from 1920 to 1926. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... // Athletics Mens 100 metres - Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new world record of 9. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Bobby Marshall was an American sports player. ... Lane Technical College Prep High School, familiarly known as Lane Tech, is a preparatory school located in Chicago Illinois. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... The Akron Pros was a team in that played in Akron, Ohio in the National Football League from 1920-1925 and as the Akron Indians in 1926. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ...


He also played for the Milwaukee Badgers, Hammond Pros, Gilberton Cadamounts, and Providence Steam Roller. In 1928, Pollard organized and coached the Chicago Black Hawks, an all-African American professional team. The Black Hawks played against white teams around Chicago, but enjoyed their greatest success by scheduling exhibition games against West Coast teams during the winter months. The Milwaukee Badgers was an football team, that played in the National Football League from 1922 to 1926. ... The Hammond Pros from Hammond, Indiana played in the National Football League from 1920 to 1926. ... The Providence Steam Roller (also referred to as the Providence Steam Rollers and incorrectly as the Providence Steamrollers) was an football team that played in Providence, Rhode Island in the National Football League from 1925 to 1931. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Chicago Black Hawks were an all-African American professional team created in 1928 by Fritz Pollard. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area    - City 606. ...


Pollard was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans. Nicknames: Alphas, A Phi A Founded December 4, 1906 International Headquarters Baltimore, Maryland Official Colors Black and Old Gold Official Flower Yellow Rose Official Symbols Sphinx, Ape, Pharaoh Coat of Arms Motto: First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity website Alpha Phi Alpha... Because of technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words frater and soror, meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Ordo Templi Orientis or the Shriners. ...


Some sources indicate that Pollard also served as co-coach of the Milwaukee Badgers with Al Garrett for part of the 1922 season. He also coached the non NFL team Gilberton in 1923 and is believed to have had some coaching duties with Hammond in 1923 as well.


In 2005, Pollard was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ...


Trivia

Frederick Pollard, Jr. ... A bronze medal is a medal awarded to the third place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... The 110m Hurdles are an Olympic track and field athletics discipline run by men. ... The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, were held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. ... Berlin is the capital city and a state of Germany. ...

See also

United States citizens of African descent, African-Americans, make up a demographic minority of a national population composed primarily of those of European-Caucasian ancestry. ...

References


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Pollard, the first African American to play in a Rose Bowl Game (for Brown, in 1916) and first to coach in the NFL, was a tireless promoter of integrated rosters in the early days of professional football.
Pollard died in 1986 at the age of 92.
In the thick and fury of a football scrimmage Pollard exhibited the equilibrium of a circus athlete.
Fritz Pollard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (297 words)
Pollard along with Bobby Marshall were the first two African American players in the NFL in 1920.
Pollard played college football at Brown University and later played professional football with the Akron Pros, the team he would lead to the NFL (APFA) championship in 1920.
Pollard was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans.
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