George Taliaferro: First African-American Player Drafted To NFL Dies At Age 81

George Taliaferro, who in 1949 became the first African-American player to be drafted by an NFL team, died Monday night at age 91. His death was announced by the George Taliaferro Sport Association. Taliaferro, who was a three-time All-American at Indiana, was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 13th round of the 1949 draft, but he never […]

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