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George Taliaferro, 1st Black Drafted By NFL Team, Dies At 91

George Taliaferro, 1st Black Drafted By NFL Team, Dies At 91Taliaferro was a star running back at Indiana University. In 1949 became the first black player drafted in the NFL when the Chicago Bears selected him in the 13th round.George Taliaferro, Indiana University, NFL, football2018-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
George Taliaferro, 1st Black Drafted By NFL Team, Dies At 91

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 1950, file photo, New York Yanks football player George Taliaferro poses in New York. Taliaferro, a standout running back for Indiana who became the first black player to be drafted by an NFL team when George Halas and the Chicago Bears took him in the 13th round of the NFL draft, has died.

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