September 18, 1919 – Fritz Pollard becomes the first African American to play pro football for a major team, the Akron Pros. His full name was Frederick Douglass “Fritz” Pollard. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 27, 1894. Fritz made a significant contribution to American football during a time of racial segregation. He was a founding member of the American Professional Football Association and he went to Brown University.

It is so important to stretch no matter what sport you play. Here are some stretches that are great for your body.