DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16:  Former Detroit Lions player Wallace 'Wally' Triplett waves to the fans during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Wally Triplett was only the third African-American chosen in the1949 NFL Draft and was the first of the draftees to take the field in a league game. The Ravens defeated the Lions 18-16.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)