Wally Triplett was the first African-American draftee to play in the NFL. He was also one of two African-Americans who played for Penn State in the 1948 Cotton Bowl against SMU, which was the first such interracial contest in Texas.
Wally Triplett was the first African-American draftee to play in the NFL. He was also one of two African-Americans who played for Penn State in the 1948 Cotton Bowl against SMU, which was the first such interracial contest in Texas. Alan Claver Penn State Archives
Wally Triplett was the first African-American draftee to play in the NFL. He was also one of two African-Americans who played for Penn State in the 1948 Cotton Bowl against SMU, which was the first such interracial contest in Texas. Alan Claver Penn State Archives

Penn State football legend, trailblazer Wally Triplett dies at 92

November 08, 2018 01:54 PM