Please submit your answers to the Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the end of the month. Make sure you give your full name and your chapter.
QUEst #1: I became the first black head coach in modern National Football League history.
I’m big, bad, and BLACK! Who am I?
ANS: Art Shell (Source: http://www.answers.com/topic/art-shell)
QUEst #2: I was known as the BLACK Cyclone. Although I had exceptional football talent and was the first black professional football player, my baseball skills were even more startling. I was the first black catcher to move from college baseball into black professional baseball. I could not enter the major leagues because of the color of my skin.
Have you made your skin color a curse or credit to BLACK people? Who am I?
ANS: Charles Follis (Source: http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Coffin_Corner/02-01-021.pdf )
QUEst #3: I was the first black professional football player to win the Heisman Trophy. I was young, gifted, and black, but my career was cut short.
Make every day of your life count, you never know when it’ll be your last. Who am I?
ANS: Ernie Davis (Source: http://biography.jrank.org/pages/2399/Davis-Ernie.html)
QUEst #4: I was an all-sports standout in high school, and for quite a while it was unclear whether my primary game would be football, baseball, or basketball. I won an athletic scholarship to college.
I was the “first black everything” with the NFL team I signed with — “player, scout, talent scout, assistant coach, and first full-time black assistant in the whole league.” I was more than a pioneer, however. Playing my position, I was one of the greatest in the history of the game, setting records that lasted for decades after my retirement. I was the first black player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And on top of all this I was an individual with strong leadership skills that helped smooth the way for the integration of a pro game that was almost all-white when I first took the field.
Do you QUES have enough balls to be BLACK? Prove it! Who am I?
ANS: Emlen Tunnell (Source: http://biography.jrank.org/pages/2883/Tunnell-Emlen.html )