With football season officially over now (Congratulations Kansas City Chiefs) I wanted to look back at some famous black athletes who impacted the NFL. This will be done each Sunday for the rest of the month.
Today's black card as part of my new monthly series for Black History Month is a 2011 Topps Heritage Black Chrome Refractor.
The 2011 Heritage product is based on the 1962 design.
1962 was a significant year in that it saw the first African-American athlete to win a Heisman Trophy to be drafted in the NFL.
The following year he was drafted 1st overall by the Washington Redskins then was traded to the Cleveland Browns.
The Browns have retired his number 45 jersey.
Today he is forever enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.