|No. 72, 78|
|Born:||September 25, 1940|
|AFL draft||1963 / Round: 6 / Pick: 46|
(By the Boston Patriots)
|1963–1967||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1968||New York Giants|
|1969–1970||San Francisco 49ers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Pro Bowls||1 (1965)|
Samuel Louis Silas (born September 25, 1940 in Homeland, Florida) is a former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. Drafted by the Boston Patriots in the sixth round (46th overall) of the 1963 AFL Draft. He went to one Pro Bowl during his eight-year career, and was selected to one All-Pro team. Silas played for the Portland Storm of the World Football League in 1974.
After his career in football, was a professor at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He taught fitness for life, swimming, self-defense, racquetball and conditioning class. He has over 50 years experience in martial arts. He is now retired.