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Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Burl Toler, Sr.

(May 9, 1928 - August 16, 2009)

 
 
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Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 1, 2020
1. Burl Toler, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  was a college football star at the University of San Francisco and #1 NEL draft pick but lost the chancce to play pro football when he suffered a career- ending knee injury during a college all- star game. Instead he became the first African American to serve as a field official in the NFL for 24 seasons (1965-1989). He then went on to a successful second career as teacher and principal in San Francisco.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationSports.
 
Location. 37° 51.242′ N, 122° 16.738′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Sacramento Street and Julia Street, on the right when traveling north on Sacramento Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley CA 94702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Byron Rumford (February 2, 1908 - June 12, 1986) (here, next to this marker); Santa Fe Railroad Tracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Rumford's Pharmacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Exxon Super Service Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Reid's Records (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frances Albrier (approx. Ό mile away);
Burl Toler, Sr. Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 1, 2020
2. Burl Toler, Sr. Marker - wide view
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San Pablo Tennis Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Longfellow School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Also see . . .  Burl Toler (Wikipedia). "Burl Abron Toler Sr. (May 9, 1928 - August 16, 2009) was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) for 25 seasons from 1965 to 1989. He served as a field judge and head linesman throughout his career and is most notable for being the first African-American official in the NFL...." (Submitted on March 1, 2020.) 
 
Burl Toler, Sr. Marker - wider view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 1, 2020
3. Burl Toler, Sr. Marker - wider view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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Jul. 1, 2022