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Fritz Pollard

AKA Frederick Douglass Pollard

Born: 27-Jan-1894
Birthplace: Rogers Park, IL
Died: 11-May-1986
Location of death: Silver Spring, MD
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First black coach in the NFL

Father: John William Pollard
Mother: Catherine Amanda Hughs
Wife: Ada Laing (m. 1914, div. 1940, three daughters, one son)
Son: Frederick Douglass Pollard, Jr. (athlete, b. 18-Feb-1915, d. 14-Feb-2003)
Wife: Mary Ella Austin (m. 1947)

    High School: Lane Technical High School, Chicago, IL (1912)
    University: Brown University

    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    College Football Hall of Fame 1954
    Pro Football Hall of Fame 2005

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Akron Pros (1925-26)
    Hammond Pros Head Coach (1925)
    Milwaukee Badgers (1925)
    Providence Steam Roller (1925)
    Hammond Pros (1923)
    Milwaukee Badgers (1922)
    Akron Pros Head Coach (1919)
    Akron Pros (1919-21)


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