First Black Athletes to Enter Pro Leagues

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Willie Thrower

Quarterback Willie Thrower was the first Black quarterback in the modern-era NFL, lining up under center for the Chicago Bears in 1953. Thrower appeared in just one game for the Bears, completing three passes for 27 yards.

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