By the Numbers: African-Americans in the Super Bowl

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  • NFL Black History
  • From None to One
  • The One and Only
  • Nine and Counting
  • Four and Counting
  • Blacks Coaches Are on the Rise, Too
  • First Win

From None to One

When the NFL was founded in 1920, African-Americans were lacking in the sport. It would take more than 20 years before the first African-African, Wally Triplett, a halfback from Penn State, was picked by the Detroit Lions in the 19th round of the 1949 draft

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