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The rough and tumble NFL is a league where every game counts and anything can happen on any given Sunday. When an NFL great dies, we remember their finest moments on the gridiron. This memorial site was created to honor and remember players, coaches and others associated with the National Football League.
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NFL Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Wally Triplett

Wally Triplett was the first black player to be drafted by an NFL team to play in an NFL game. He was drafted out of Penn State by the Detroit Lions in 1949. There were 3 black players drafted that year but Triplett was the first to play in a regular season game. Triplett was one of the first black players on the varsity football team at Penn State. He was the first black player to participate in a Cotton Bowl game and caught the game tying touchdown pass for the Nittany Lions against SMU...
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