NFL trailblazer Triplett dies at 92

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U.S.—Wally Triplett, a Detroit Lions running back who was the first African-American to be drafted and play in the NFL in a regular-season game, has died at 92.

Wally Triplett, trailblazing NFL player, dies at 92. Wally Triplett, a big-play threat for the Detroit Lions who became one of pro football’s first black stars before cutting his career short to serve in the Korean War, has died at the age of 92.