FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN TO BE DRAFTED AND PLAY IN THE NFL WALLY TRIPLETT DIES

By | December 19, 2016

First African-American to be drafted and play in the NFL

Wally Triplett, a Detroit Lions legend who was the first African-American player to be drafted and play in the NFL, died Thursday morning. He was 92.
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First African-American to be drafted and play in the NFL

Wally Triplett, a Detroit Lions legend who was the primary African-American participant to be drafted and play within the league, died Thursday morning.
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Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92

9 days ago · FILE – In this Nov. 11, 2105, file photo, Penn State great Wally Triplett visits during the NCAA college football team’s practice in State College, Pa. Triplett, who left his indelible mark on NFL history by becoming the first African-American player to be drafted and play for an NFL team, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, the Detroit Lions announced.
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Detroit Lions, Penn State Nittany Lions trailblazer Wally

Wally Triplett, one of the first African-Americans to be selected in the NFL draft, died Thursday at age 92. Triplett also was the first African-American starter at Penn State .
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Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92

9 days ago · Triplett, who left his indelible mark on NFL history by becoming the first African-American player to be drafted and play for an NFL team, passed away …
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Wally Triplett, 1st Drafted Black Player to Start an NFL

Nov 08, 2018 · Former Detroit Lions running back Wally Triplett, the first black player to appear in a game for an NFL team after getting drafted, died Thursday. He …
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Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92

Triplett was the third African-American selected in the 1949 draft, but he was the first of those draftees to play in a regular-season game. He played in 24 games for the Lions and Chicago Cardinals.
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Wally Triplett, the 1st Black Player to Be Drafted and

9 days ago · Wally Triplett, the trailblazing Detroit Lions running back who was the first African-American to appear in a game for an NFL team after getting drafted, died Thursday.
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Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92

Nov 08, 2018 · Triplett was the third African-American selected in the 1949 draft, but he was the first of those draftees to play in a regular-season game. He played in …
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Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92

9 days ago · Triplett, who left his indelible mark on NFL history by becoming the first African-American player to be drafted and play for an NFL team, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, the Detroit Lions announced.
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