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

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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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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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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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Wally Triplett, 1st African-American to be drafted and

Wallace “Wally” Triplett, a 1950s NFL pioneer and Detroit Lions legend who held many firsts in his career, died Thursday morning, according to the Detriot Lions. He was 92. Triplett was drafted in the 19th round of the 1949 NFL draft and was the third African-American player drafted that year.
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Wally Triplett, 1st Drafted Black Player to Start an NFL

Nov 08, 2018 · NFL Wally Triplett, 1st Drafted Black Player to Start an NFL Game, Dies at Age 92 "As the first African American to be drafted and to play in the National Football League, Wally is …
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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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Football Pioneer Wally Triplett Dies At 92 | Black America Web

DETROIT (AP) — Wally Triplett, the trailblazing running back who was one of the first African-Americans drafted by an NFL team, has died. He was 92. He was 92. The Detroit Lions and Penn State announced Triplett’s death 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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