History finally remembers Pollard, Friedman
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Hall of Fame's Class of 2005 may look a little strange.
The modern era players who were selected are two of the most recognized names in the sport -- Dan Marino and Steve Young. The other two aren't known as well. Halfback Fritz Pollard was a pioneer in the sport. He was one of two African Americans in a league that eventually became the NFL. In 1921, he became the first African American head coach in the NFL when the Akron Pros named him co-coach.
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