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George Taliaferro, an All-American at Indiana and a trailblazer for African-Americans in football, has died at the age of 91. A cornerstone of the 1945 Indiana football team, the only team in program history to go undefeated, Taliaferro starred at running back for the Hoosiers. More than that, Taliaferro was the first African-American ever drafted by an NFL team. The Chicago Bears picked him in the 13th round of the 1949 NFL draft, and Taliaferro played from 1949-55 with franchises in both the old NFL, and the All-America Football Conference.