Cameron Jerrell Newton (born May 11, 1989) is an African American football player and quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. In 2015, Newton became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 30 touchdowns and rush for 10 in the same season (35 passing, 10 rushing). He also became the only quarterback ever to have 300 yards passing, 5 touchdown passes and over 100 yards rushing in the same game.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski lifts wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) as he celebrates his touchdown in the first half an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Lowell Perry in 1957 became the first African-American coach in modern NFL history when he coached receivers for the PITTSBURGH STEELERS! Later in 1966 he became the first African-American to broadcast an NFL game to a national audience.