Trailblazing running back Wally Triplett dies at 92

Wally Triplett, the trailblazing running back who was one of the first African Americans drafted by an NFL team, has died at 92.
The Detroit Lions and Penn State announced Triplett’s death Thursday. 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.
Triplett was also the first African American to start for Penn State, and in 1948, he and teammate Dennie Hoggard became the first African Americans to play in the Cotton Bowl.
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Source: Sports