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

By | January 6, 2018

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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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, First African-American to be Drafted Into

Wally Triplett, First African-American to be Drafted Into the NFL to Play in a Regular-Season Game, Dies at 92
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Lions legend Wally Triplett, first African-American player

Former Detroit Lions running back and the first African-American player to be drafted and play for an NFL team, Wally Triplett, has died. Triplett, a Penn State University graduate and Lions player, passed away this week at the age of 92.
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Wally Triplett, 1st African-American to be drafted and

2018-11-08 · Wally Triplett, 1st African-American to be drafted and play in NFL, dies at 92 Wally Triplett, 1st African-American to be drafted and play in NFL, dies at
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Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92

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.
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Wally Triplett, NFL trailblazer and Army veteran, dead at

Wally Triplett, the first African-American player to be drafted and play in an NFL game, died Thursday. He was 92.
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Wally Triplett, 1st Drafted Black Player to Start an NFL

2018-11-08 · Former Detroit Lions running back Wally Triplett, the first first African American to be drafted and to play in the National Football League, Wally
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Former Nittany Lion standout, first African-American NFL

Wally Triplett became the first African-American to start on the Penn State Nittany Lions, play in a bowl game, and be drafted by the NFL, where he set multiple records.
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Lions, Penn State trailblazer Triplett dies at 92 – espn.com

Wally Triplett, the first African-American player to start at Penn State, died Thursday at age 92. He was drafted by the NFL’s Lions in 1949.
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