Who was the first African American quarterback to be drafted in a professional American football league in the first round?
Eldridge Reno Dickey (b. 24 December 1945 d. 22 May 2000)
was an American football player. After playing for Tennessee State
University from 1965-1968, he was drafted in 1968 by the Oakland
Raiders in the 1st round as the 25th overall pick
First African-American quarterback in the NFL: Willie Thrower (Michigan State), Chicago Bears 1953 The first African American quarteraback was Willie Thrower. ----- According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Fritz Pollard of the Hammond Pros was the first African American to play the position of quarterback in a game in 1923.
Who was the first African American quarterback in the National Football League during the modern era?
Unfortunately Stephen Michael "Steve" Tensi is not African American. Fritz Pollard, according to most historical records became the first African-American player to throw a pass in professional football. In 1920, while playing for the Akron Pros, Pollard threw and completed four passes. The position of quarterback was an extension of running back in those days, and it could be argued that Pollard played half back or wing back at the time. George Taliafero and Willie…
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.