Henry Ford (defensive back)

Henry Ford
No. 46, 24
Date of birth (1931-11-01) November 1, 1931
Place of birth Homestead, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) Defensive back
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
College Pittsburgh
NFL draft 1955 / Round: 9 / Pick: 109
Drafted by Cleveland Browns
Career history
As player

Cleveland Browns (1955)

Pittsburgh Steelers (1956-57)
Awards Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame's President's Award (2015)
Career stats

Henry 'Model T' Ford (born November 1, 1931) is a former American football defensive back for the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL, drafted in 1955 by Cleveland. A quarterback at the University of Pittsburgh, Ford was the first African-American to play that position at a major college.[1] After being drafted, he spent the 1955 season with the Browns and 1956-'57 with the Steelers.[2] He was awarded the Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame's President's Award in 2015 for "displaying superior courage, integrity and professionalism beyond the playing field".[3]


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