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Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92

4 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

Wally Triplett, the trailblazing running back who was one of the first African-Americans drafted by an NFL team, has died at age 92
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NFL trailblazer Wally Triplett passes away at 92

4 monthes ago   |   By Yardbarker

Wally Triplett was a trailblazer of sorts around the National Football League. A star at Penn State, he was one of the first three African-American players to be drafted into the NFL, having been selected in the 19th round of the 1949 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. Triplett died Thursday at the age of 92. The running back and kick returner was the first NFL African-American draft pick to play in a game. He was also the first African-American starter in Penn State history. Born in Pennsylvania in 1927, Triplett played football, basketball and baseball at Cheltenham High School before...
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Wally Triplett, one of the first African-Americans drafted in NFL, dies at 92

Wally Triplett, one of the first African-Americans drafted in NFL, dies at 92

4 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

The Penn State alum was one of three black players taken in the 1949 NFL Draft. He started nine career games over four seasons split between the Lions and Cardinals.
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Detroit Lions midseason grades: A bunch of C's and one F

Detroit Lions midseason grades: A bunch of C's and one F

4 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

The Detroit Lions are 3-5 midway through the 2018 NFL season. Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett graded their first-half performance accordingly
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Wally Triplett, 1st Drafted Black Player to Start an NFL Game, Dies at Age 92

4 monthes ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Former Detroit Lions running back Wally Triplett, the first black player to appear in a game for an NFL team after getting drafted, died on Thursday. He was 92...
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Lions, Penn State trailblazer Triplett dies at 92

4 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

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

4 monthes ago   |   By Pro Football Talk

Wally Triplett, a big-play threat for the Detroit Lions who became one of pro football's first black stars before cutting his career short to serve in the Korean War, has died at the age of 92. A star athlete growing up in La Mott, Pennsylvania, Triplett got a football scholarship to Penn State. Although he
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Former Detroit Lions RB and NFL pioneer Wally Triplett dies at 92

Former Detroit Lions RB and NFL pioneer Wally Triplett dies at 92

4 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

Former Detroit Lions running back Wally Triplett was the first black player to be drafted into the NFL and actually play in a regular-season game.
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