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Fritz Pollard, an All-American halfback from Brown University joined the Akron (OH) Pros in 1919. In 1920, the Pros joined the newly founded American Professional Football Association, later renamed the National Football League, making him one of only 2 black players in the league. 1921 he earned another distinction becoming the first African American head coach in NFL history when the Pros named him co-coach of the team.