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

Wally Triplett, who played football collegiately at Penn State before a career in the NFL with the Detroit Lions, died Thursday at the age of 92, the teams announced .

Triplett was the first African-American starter for the Nittany Lions and ​was one of two black players to play in the 1948 Cotton Bowl against SMU.

Triplett was one of three black players selected in the 1949 NFL Draft after Detroit picked him…

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