1950 Bowman #14: George Taliaferro

George Taliaferro 1950 Bowman football card

George Taliaferro

Team: New York Yanks

Position: halfback

College: Indiana

Hometown: Gary, IN

Honors: College Hall of Fame

Taliaferro was the first African-American ever drafted by an NFL team. The Bears picked him in 1949, but he opted to play for the Los Angeles Dons of the AAFC.