Frederick Douglass “Fritz” Pollard

Frederick Douglass “Fritz” Pollard

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 11 May 1986 (aged 92)
Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 10479895 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. "Fritz" Pollard was the first African-American to play in the Rose Bowl with Brown University in 1915 and was named the first African-American head coach in NFL history with the 1921 Akron Pros. He began his NFL career as a halfback with Akron in 1919 as one of two African-Americans in the league. He led the Pros to the first NFL championship in 1920. He also played for the Milwaukee Badgers, Hammond Pros and Providence Steam Roller in the NFL between 1919-26. Pollard was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Douglass “Fritz” Pollard (27 Jan 1894–11 May 1986), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10479895, citing Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .