Who is the first Samoan football player?
The first player in the NFL from American Samoa was guard Tuufuli Uperesa who played two games in the 1971 season for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The first player in the NFL from Western Samoa was guard Al Lolotai who played 10 games in the 1945 season for the Washington Redskins.
Dennis Law (Scotland) was the first player to be transferred for 100,000 pounds in English Football, when he transferred from Manchester City to Torino in June 1961. Previously Jimmy Greaves signed for 99,999 pounds from AC Milan to Tottenham Hotspur because he didn't want to be the first 100,000 pound player.
The first Samoan to play in the NFL was Al Lolotai, who played for the Washington Redskins. Al broke into the league in 1945, where he played on the offensive line as a guard. After the 1945 season, Al moved over to the All American Football Conference, where he played for four more years (1946-1949) for the Los Angeles Dons.
Lora Henson was the first African American to receive a football scholarship to LSU and was the first African American to letter in football at LSU Mike Williams was the first African American to letter in football at LSU and the first African AMERICAN to become ALL American at LSU . Actually his name was Lora Hinton.