Asked in Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages
Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages
When was Wally Yonamine born?
Asked in American Football History
Who was the first Asian player in an American pro team?
←WALLY & JANE YONAMINE An injury cut short the career of the first Asian American in professional football, but it may have actually been a blessing in disguise. Born in Maui, Hawaii, Wally Yonamine was a star at Farrington High School in Honolulu, where he starred in football and baseball. Although he never played college football, he was drafted by the SanFrancisco 49ers because coach Buck Shaw considered him an outstanding breakaway runner. 1947