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Lowell Perry was the1st African American Asst Coach in the NFL (since Fritz Pollard) w/the Pittsburgh Steelers (1957). He played for the Steelers for only 6 games (due to a career ending injury). In 1966 was hired as the1st African American color analyst (CBS) to broadcast a National NFL game. After his stint as a broadcaster, Mr Perry returned to Chrysler where he became a personnel manager in 1970 (later Chryslers 1st African American Plant Manager). He was appointed Head of EEOC (Pres For...
The iconic Pittsburgh Steeler logo, which began unceremoniously in 1962, when a US Steel sticker was placed on the right side only of the helmets. They had to slice the edges so it would lay flat. The 1962 Steelers finished 9-5, the winningest team in franchise history to date, finished 2nd in the E. Conference and qualified for the Playoff Bowl. They wanted to do something special for their first postseason game, so they changed their helmets from gold to black which highlighted the new logo.