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Emlen Tunnell

Emlen Tunnell

Emlen Lewis Tunnell was an American football player. He was the first African American to play for the New York Giants, and was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1967, the first African-American to be inducted. He played in the National Football League for the Giants and Green Bay Packers. Tunnell played college football at the University of Iowa. In 1999, Tunnell was ranked number 70 on The Sporting News' list of 100 Greatest Football Players. Tunnell died of a heart attack on July 22, 1975. ... more on Wikipedia

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