Robert Wells "Bobby" Marshall (March 12, 1880 August 27, 1958) was an American sports player. He was best known for playing football, however he also competed in baseball, track, boxing and ice hockey.

Marshall played end for the football team of the University of Minnesota from 1904 to 1906. In 1906, Marshall kicked a 60-yard field goal to beat the University of Chicago 4-2 (field goals counted as four points). He was the first African American to play football in the Big Nine (later the Big Ten Conference). He graduated in 1907 and played with Minneapolis pro teams, the Deans and the Marines. From 1920 through 1924 he played in the National Football League with the Minneapolis Marines, the Kelley Duluths, and the Rock Island Independents. He along with Fritz Pollard were the first African Americans to play in the NFL.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971. - WIKIPEDIA

 

 

 

 

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