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CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) Burl Toler, the first African-American official in NFL history who went on to work one Super Bowl in a distinguished career, has died. He was 81.

The University of San Francisco says Toler died Sunday at a hospital in Castro Valley. Toler was a star player on the Dons famous “Undefeated, Untied, Uninvited” 1951 football team that was denied a bowl bid despite a 9-0 record because it refused to leave its two black players — Toler and Ollie Matson — behind.

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