Duke Slater

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Birthday
9, 1898
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Aug 14, 1966 (67)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
9, 1898
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Aug 14, 1966 (67)

About

University of Iowa football legend who was also one of the first black players of professional football.

Before Fame

Entering Iowa during WW I, he was an All-Big Ten selection his freshman and sophomore seasons, and in his senior helped the team to snap Notre Dame's 20-game winning streak.

Trivia

He entered the NFL as the first black lineman, and stayed there for the next ten seasons, becoming one of the most decorated players of the Rock Island Independents.

Family Life

He was born in Normal, Illinois, and moved to Iowa where his father George Slater became a Methodist minister.

Associated With

Ray Kemp was another African-Amercan trailblazing player in NFL.

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