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Legendary George Taliaferro, First Ever African-American Drafted by NFL, Passes Away: Tributes Pour In

Alex Olsen : Oct 9, 2018 : Faith, Family, America

"Also the league's 2nd African American QB. A Trailblazer and true gentleman." -Jim Irsay, Colt's owner

(West Chester, OH) [FaithFamilyAmerica.com] A professional football player who made NFL history, George Taliaferro, sadly passed away on Monday, October 8th. He was 91 years old at the time of his death. (Screengrab: George Taliaferro/via USA Today)

Taliaferro was the first-ever African-American player to be drafted in the NFL, reported ESPN. Although he was first drafted by the Chicago Bears, he never played for them due to prior commitments... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here.

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