Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Fall 2019

Department 1

Africana Studies


The current paper discusses the evolution of African-American football players, specifically those at the Quarterback position. Moreover, it describes the initial lack of diversity on the field driven by a number of external factors. I will look to analyze the cause to this unbalance and determine whether or not the historical stereotypes labeled on black men and faulty media coverage has factored into the decisions of owners, coaches, and scouts regarding the quarterback position.


Written for AFS 250: Black Bodies in American Sport