Los Angeles Bulldogs
League: Pacific Coast Professional Football League
Just how great an athlete was Jackie Robinson? Years before changing history by integrating organized baseball Robinson, who was a football star at UCLA, signed a contract to play for the Los Angeles Bulldogs of the PCFL, considered by football historians to be on a par with NFL teams at the time. After serving in the military, Robinson re-joined the Bulldogs in 1944 before embarking on his historic baseball career.