Taliaferro was the first African American to be drafted by the NFL and its first black quarterback
, but he also distinguished himself as a scholar, educator, social worker, husband, father, and Big Brother who struggled for racial equality.
The most powerful reaction to the Manning story came from sports columnist Jason Whitlock, who attacked King for writing a smear piece on Manning to protect black NFL quarterback Cam Newton, who struggled in the Super Bowl after discussing issues about being a black quarterback
Ten years ago: Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh resigned from his ESPN sports job after stirring controversy by suggesting Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback
Specifically, negative leader-based stereotypes will be applied after [a black quarterback
's] performance failure and non-leader compensatory stereotypes (i.e., black leaders succeed because of marginal qualities that 'compensate' for negative qualities) will be applied after performance success," the researchers said.
When some Oregon fans see a tall, long-limbed, black quarterback
whose level of play could be "scary," they naturally draw comparisons between Thomas and former UO starter Dennis Dixon.
McNabb feels much of the criticism during his decade in theNFLhas come because he is a black quarterback
My prediction is that just as the Black quarterback
myth dissipated, hopefully the Black coach myth will do the same.
It was Alcorn, McNair says, that helped give him the mental toughness that he has needed to understand the intricacies involved in being a Black quarterback
in the NFL.
Philadelphia Eagles' Donovan McNabb enters the clash with the New England Patriots as a man on a mission to emulate his idol Doug Williams and become only the second black quarterback
to win the Super Bowl.
Donovan McNabb has just led the Philadelphia Eagles into the NFL play-offs with one of the best records in the league.
That changed in 1988, when Doug Williams became the first black quarterback
to start for his team in a Super Bowl.
And, as a young African-American quarterback, Dixon knew Oregon's recent history of starting a black quarterback
, something he'd considered throughout the recruiting process.