Akron Pros

The Akron Pros were a professional football team located played in Akron, Ohio from 1908–1926. The team originated in 1908 as a semi-pro team named the Akron Indians, however name was changed to the Pros in 1920 as the team set out to become a charter member of the American Professional Football Association Fritz Pollard, the first African-American head coach in the NFL, co-coached the Pros in 1921. Paul Robeson played for the team in 1921 as well. He was among the earliest stars of professional football, before it became segregated from 1934 to 1946. In 1926, the name was changed back to the Akron Indians, after the earlier semi-pro teams. Due to financial problems, the team suspended operations in 1927 and surrendered its franchise the following year.

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1920 APFA Season - Schedule
... Independents (1–0–0) 48 Douglas Park Week 2 October 3, 1920 Wheeling Stogies 0 Akron Pros (1–0–0) 43 Akron League Park West Buffalo 6 Buffalo All-Americans (1–0–0) 32 Canisius ... Panhandles (0–3–0) 0 Fort Wayne Friars 14 Fort Wayne League Park Hammond Pros (0–2–0) 0 Dayton Triangles (2–0–1) 44 Triangle Park Decatur Staleys (3–0–0) 7. 0 Kishwaukee Park Hammond Pros (1–2–0) 14 Logan Square 9 Logan Square Park Week 7 November 7, 1920 All-Tonawanda Lumberjacks 0 Buffalo All-Americans (6–0–0) 35 Canisius Field ...
Cleveland Panthers - Aftermath & Legacy
... Al Michaels – 1923-24 Akron Pros, 1925 Cleveland Bulldogs Dave Noble – 1924-25 Cleveland Bulldogs, 1926 Cleveland Panthers Red Roberts – 1922 Toledo ...
Jimmy Robertson (American Football) - Playing History - Akron Pros
... After college, Robertson played for the Akron Pros of the NFL in 1924 and 1925 ... under head coaches Wayne Brenkert and Scotty Bierce He played for 16 games for Akron, recording statistics on both offense and defense ...
1920 Akron Pros Season
... The 1920 Akron Pros season was the franchise's inaugural season with the American Professional Football Association (APFA) and twelfth total season as ... The Pros entered the season coming off a 5–5 record in 1919 as the Akron Indians in the Ohio League ... The Pros also added end Bob Nash, who previously played for the Tigers, Al Garrett, and end Al Nesser of the famous Nesser brothers ...
1920 APFA Season - Awards
... writer for the Rock Island Argus, compiled the All-Pro list for 1920 ... and his own memory to determine the first-, second-, and third-team All-Pro list ... Pro-Football-Reference.com uses this list as the official All-Pro list of 1920 ...

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