Emlen Lewis Tunnell
- July 22
) was an American football
player. He was the first African American
to play for the New York Giants, and inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame
, in 1967. He played in the NFL
for the New York Giants
and Green Bay Packers
. Tunnell played college football
at the University of Iowa
In 1999, he was ranked number 70 on The Sporting News
' list of 100 Greatest Football Players.
Tunnell died of a heart attack, on July 22, 1975.