NFL the Leaders: Breaking the Racial Barriers NFL
- Rated NR
- Genre: Sports-Football
- Release Date: 1/29/2008
NFL the Leaders: Breaking Barriers in the NFL takes an in-depth look at the history of African-American players in the NFL. It covers the beginning with Fritz Pollard in the 1920s - the first African-American player and head coach in the NFL - all the way to Indianapolis head coach Tony Dungy in 2007 raising the Vince Lombardi trophy after winning Super Bowl XLI. This is the story of the men who broke racial barriers in professional football and helped spark the evolution of the game from a regional curiosity to a national obsession. In NFL the Leaders, the history of the black athlete in the NFL is examined like never before.