This paper examines the stereotypes that have been associated with the abilities of football players of different races. This practice often leads to ‘stacking’, which Coakley (1998) defines as “players from a certain racial or ethnic group being either over- or under-represented at certain positions in team sports” (p. 257). Traditionally, this has meant that African Americans were less likely to be found in ‘thinking’ positions in football, most notably at quarterback, offensive center, and inside linebacker. The author attempts to discern whether these stereotypes still exist among those most intimately involved with the issue: college and professional scouts. These issues are explored by using a content analysis of National Football League (NFL) draft periodicals published by a... popular sports magazine in the United States. The results of the analysis show that scouts remain significantly more likely to describe African American players in terms of their physical/athletic capabilities, and white players in terms of their mental/intelligence abilities.