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Steve Hatfield was the first African-American to play for the Ottawa Roughriders in 1951.  He had played in the 1950 exhibition game between the Giants and Ottawa, scoring 2 TDs.  The next near he signed with Ottawa.  He lasted only 1 year before signing with the Chicago Cardinals.  injuries forced him to retire before the start of the season.

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Steve Hatfield was the first African-American to play for the Ottawa Roughriders in 1951. He had played in the 1950 exhibition game between the Giants and Ottawa, scoring 2 TDs. The next near he signed with Ottawa. He lasted only 1 year before signing with the Chicago Cardinals. injuries forced him to retire before the start of the season.

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