First African American Player Ever Drafted to Play in the NFL Passes Away at 92

​Wally Triplett broke standards. He’ll go down as a hero, as he was the first African-American player to ever be drafted to play in the NFL. He was a star at Penn State before going pro. 

Unfortunately, sad news has arrived. Triplett has passed away at the age of 92.

Triplett’s extraordinary life blazed beyond that of the gridiron. 

​Penn State gave the running back a chance in 1945, something unheard of in the sport. He continued on to have a…

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