Pollard, Frederick

Pollard, (Frederick Douglas) “Fritz”

(1894–1986) football player; born in Chicago. The second African-American (after Bill Lewis of Harvard, 1892–93) to be named consensus All-America, his running led Brown University to the 1916 Rose Bowl. In the 1920s he played and coached in the National Football League.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.