George Taliaferro (January 8, 1927 – October 8, 2018) was a professional American football player. He was the first African American drafted by a National Football League team. He was born in Gates, Tennessee, but raised in Gary, Indiana.
Taliaferro was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981.
References[change | change source]
- Pro Football Hall of Fame website
- "First African-American Drafted to NFL, George Taliaferro, Dies at 91". IndyStar. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
Other websites[change | change source]
- "Indiana Legends: George Taliaferro", Indiana University