Sam Silas
No. 72, 78
Born: (1940-09-25) September 25, 1940 (age 81)
Bartow, Florida
Career information
Position(s)Defensive end
CollegeSouthern Illinois
AFL draft1963 / Round: 6 / Pick: 46
(By the Boston Patriots)
Career history
As player
1963–1967St. Louis Cardinals
1968New York Giants
1969–1970San Francisco 49ers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls1 (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.