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Willie Wood

Willie Wood spends time with a group of children at the Green Bay Boys Club no. 2 (currently the Boys & Girls Club of America). Wood played with the Packers from 1960-1971 and was inducted into the Packer Hall of Fame in 1977 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
In 1975, Wood became the first black head coach in professional football, taking over the reins of the Philadelphia Bell, a team in the World Football League. The WFL quickly folded, but Wood became the first black head coach in the Canadian Football League a few years later, leading the Toronto Argonauts in 1980 and 1981.

Date: 1966

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Willie Wood