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Postby Arlo » Tue Nov 05, 2002 11:21 am

Who was the first African-American to sign an NFL contract? And what was the year?
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Postby Guttpuppy » Tue Nov 05, 2002 12:06 pm

I just saw something about this on NFL Films...can't remember.
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Postby thelongestyard » Tue Nov 05, 2002 12:36 pm

Wally Triplett was the first African-American to be by an NFL team. Year was 1949. Yes, this was on NFL Films...
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Postby Arlo » Tue Nov 05, 2002 1:17 pm

triplett was the first draftee to play on an NFL team, but a different player signed a contract a couple of years earlier without being drafted...
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Postby thelongestyard » Tue Nov 05, 2002 2:20 pm

Kenny Washington:March 21, 1946....2nd on May 7,1946, was Woody Strode. Both signed by the LA Rams. Researched on NFL.com. Thought I had it before.<br><br><span class=gensmall>Accepted as answer by Arlo on 05 Nov 2002 02:23 pm EST.</span>
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Postby Arlo » Tue Nov 05, 2002 2:24 pm

Got it! :-)

Interesting that Triplett gets mentioned far more often than Washington in this context...
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