How cool was Willie Thrower?
Known as "Mitts" for his large hands and arm strength, Thrower was known to toss a
football 70 yards.
A champion all the way, Thrower was a part of the 1952 Michigan State national championship team.
But Willie Thrower's legacy was cemented in the NFL, when in 1953 he became the first African American to play QB in the National Football League, for the Chicago Bears.
Peace-out, Willie Thrower.