Charles Fremont was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania back in 1899 to William and Hannah. In 1911, the family moved to Washington, Pennsylvania. His father opened a drug store and later turned it into a grocery store. Charles attended Washington High School and was an outstanding athletic.
In 1920, he enrolled in Washington & Jefferson College where he played football, threw the javelin and was on field and track team. By 1921, he was the starting quarterback. During his time at the college he broke all kinds of records, more on that shortly. After college he practiced medicine in Alexandra, Virginia for many years. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Washington & Jefferson College. Sadly he died in 1979, he was 80.
What you may not know about Charles Fremont West is, he was the first African American to play quarterback in a Rose Bowl against the California Golden Bears where his team fought to a 0-0 tie game. Just 5 months prior to his death he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Until tomorrow keep that smile on your face, pass it on to someone in need.