Who was the first black quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers?

Joe Gilliam, one of the NFL's first starting black quarterbacks died of an accidental drug overdose, according to the Nashville medical examiner. According to Dr. Bruce Levy, the former Tennessee State and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Gilliam died of an accidental overdose of cocaine on Dec. 25, 2000.
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Who was the first NFL black quarterback to win a Superbowl?

But it wasn't until Doug Williams led the Washington Redskins to a 42-10 triumph over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII — becoming the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl — that Peete felt confident he'd have a chance to play quarterback in the NFL.
  • Who is the only black quarterback to win a Superbowl?

    But it wasn't until Doug Williams led the Washington Redskins to a 42-10 triumph over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII — becoming the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl — that Peete felt confident he'd have a chance to play quarterback in the NFL.
  • Who was the first black head coach to win a Superbowl?

    Tony Dungy became the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl when the Colts defeated the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007.
  • Who was in Super Bowl 21?

    The Giants defeated the Broncos by the score of 39–20, winning their first ever Super Bowl, and their first NFL title since 1956. The game was played on January 25, 1987, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. This was the Broncos' second Super Bowl appearance.
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How many black starting quarterbacks are there in the NFL?

There are five black quarterbacks currently starting in the NFL — Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Jameis Winston, Tyrod Taylor and Dak Prescott.

Updated: 18th November 2019

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