CMG Worldwide proudly announces the representation of Charles Follis.
About Charles Follis
Charles W. Follis was the first Black professional American football player. He played for the Shelby Blues of the “Ohio League” from 1902 to 1906. On September 16, 1904, Follis signed a contract with Shelby making him the first Black man contracted to play professional football on an integrated team. He was also the first Black catcher to move from college baseball into the Negro leagues.