Lions legend Wally Triplett, first African-American player to…

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.

“As the first African-American to be drafted and to play in the National Football League, Wally is one of the true trailblazers in American sports history. He resides among the great men who helped reshape the game as they faced the challenges of segregation and…

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