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John Edward Nisby


John Nisby

Date of Birth: September 9, 1936, in San Francisco, California

Date of Death: February 6, 2011, in Stockton, California (74 years old)


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Published 02/13/11

John Nisby died of aspiration pneumonia.

Did you know?

John Nisby was one of the first African American players to break the color

barrier with the Washington Redskins, the last team in the National Football

League to integrate.



1957 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)

1958 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)

1959 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)

1960 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)

1961 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)

1962 Washington Redskins (NFL)

1963 Washington Redskins (NFL)

1964 Washington Redskins (NFL)


College of the Pacific (University of the Pacific)