(1930-2002)First African American to play quarterback in the modern National Football League and in the Big Ten Conference. He played in two games for the Chicago Bears in 1953 and was a member of Michigan State's national championship team in 1952. Thrower first played football here, for New Kensington High School's WPIAL champion teams, 1946-48. He finished his career in Canada at age 27.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:08pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 605394 N 4491279|
|Decimal Degrees||40.56558333, -79.75496667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 33.935', W 79° 45.298'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 33' 56.10" N, 79° 45' 17.88" W|
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|Area Code(s)||412, 724|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 735 Stevenson Blvd, New Kensington PA 15068, US|
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