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William Jarrel 'Billy' Cross


Billy Cross

Date of Birth: May 3, 1929, in Fry, Texas

Date of Death: July 5, 2013, in Canadian, Texas (84 years old)


Amarillo Globe-News - Published 07/06/13

Did you know?

Billy Cross was known as the "Canadian Comet" because of his athletic

ability and speed on the football field.

He graduated from Canadian High School, Canadian, Texas.



1951 Chicago Cardinals (NFL)

1952 Chicago Cardinals (NFL)

1953 Chicago Cardinals (NFL)

1954 Toronto Argonauts (CFL)


West Texas A&M University