NFL’s George Taliaferro Dies At 91
(Undated) — The first African-American player to be drafted by an NFL team has died. George Taliaferro died Monday night at the age of 91. Taliaferro was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1949 in the 13th round, but never played for the team. He had committed to play for the Los Angeles Dons of the All-America Football Conference and played for them during the ’49 season. Taliaferro did play six years in the NFL from 1950 to 1955 with the New York Yanks, Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts and Philadelphia Eagles. He made the Pro Bowl in three consecutive season from 1951 to 1953. Taliaferro played seven positions, including quarterback, running back and wide receiver.
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