George Taliaferro

George Taliaferro
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Taliaferro on a 1952 Bowman football card
No. 20, 24
Position:Halfback
Quarterback
Personal information
Born:(1927-01-08)January 8, 1927
Gates, Tennessee
Died:October 8, 2018(2018-10-08) (aged 91)
Mason, Ohio
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Gary Roosevelt (Gary, Indiana)
College:Indiana
NFL Draft:1949 / Round: 13 / Pick: 129
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
College Football Hall of Fame

George Taliaferro (January 8, 1927 – October 8, 2018) was a professional American football player who was the first African American drafted by a National Football League (NFL) team.[1] Beginning his football career at Indiana University for the Hoosiers team, he played in the NFL for the New York Yanks from 1950 to 1951, the Dallas Texans in 1952, the Baltimore Colts from 1953 to 1954, and Philadelphia Eagles in 1955. Taliaferro was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981.

Early life

Taliaferro was born in Gates, Tennessee.[2] Before his college years, he moved to Gary, Indiana where he graduated from Gary Roosevelt High School.[2] He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1945.[2] While at Indiana University, Taliaferro became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.[3]

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