Bill Wyman
No. 50
Bill Wyman (American football).jpg
Born:December 14, 1951
Died:June 19, 2013 (age 61)
Career information
Position(s)Center
CollegeUniversity of Texas at Austin
High schoolSpring Branch High School
Career history
As player
1971–1973Texas Longhorns
Career highlights and awards
Consensus All-American (1973)

William Henry Wyman (December 14, 1951 – June 19, 2013)[1] was a collegiate American football player. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and played at the center position for the Texas Longhorns football team from 1971 to 1973.[2] He was a consensus first-team selection to the 1973 College Football All-America Team.[3] He has been called "the anchor of Darrell Royal's final Southwest Conference championship teams."[2] He was drafted by the New York Jets in the 6th round of the 1974 NFL Draft.[4][5] In 1974 training camp he competed with Warren Koegel to be the Jets' backup center but left camp a couple of times.[6][7] He was cut by the Jets before the start of the regular season.[8] He tried out with the Washington Redskins during their 1975 training camp but was cut before the season began.[9] He suffered from Parkinson's disease starting in approximately 1995 and died in June 2013.[2][10]

References

  1. ^ Dates of birth and death based on (1) obituary cited below, and (2) Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935–2014 [database on-line] for dates of birth and death.
  2. ^ a b c "Bill Wyman, 61, All-America center for Darrell Royal's SWC champions". Houston Chronicle. June 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "1974 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2022-09-15.
  5. ^ "Jets select Bill Wyman". Longview News-Journal. January 31, 1974. p. 1-B. Retrieved 2022-09-15 – via newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Usher, George (August 10, 1974). "He leaves Jets waiting, wondering". Newsday. p. 25. Retrieved 2022-09-15 – via newspapers.com.
  7. ^ McKenna, Charley (September 5, 1974). "Disappearing center muses over future". Newsday. p. 141. Retrieved 2022-09-15 – via newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Wyman on final 'casualties' list". Austin American-Statesman. September 11, 1974. p. 35. Retrieved 2022-09-15 – via newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Raiders finally nab Hendricks; 3 jailed". Daily Press. August 8, 1975. p. 28. Retrieved 2022-09-15 – via newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Suzanne Halliburton (June 21, 2013). "Bill Wyman 1951-2013: Longhorns center was consensus All-American; Three-year starter was a finalist for the Lombardi Awaard". Austin American-Statesman. p. C2 – via Newspapers.com.