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William Vernell 'Willie' Wood Sr.

 

Willie Wood

Pro Football Hall of Fame 1989

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1977

Date of Birth: December 23, 1936, in Washington, D.C. ( years old)

Source:

He is one of the Oldest Living Professional football players

Did you know?

Willie Wood was the first African-American head coach in professional football of the

modern era when he was hired by the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League

(WFL) in 1975. 

 

Teams: (Player)

1960 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

1961 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

1962 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

1963 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

1964 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

1965 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

1966 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

1967 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

1968 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

1969 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

1970 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

1971 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

Teams: (Coach)

1972 San Diego Chargers (NFL) Assistant Coach

1973 San Diego Chargers (NFL) Assistant Coach

1974 San Diego Chargers (NFL) Assistant Coach

1975 Philadelphia Bell (WFL) Head Coach

1980 Toronto Argonauts (CFL) Head Coach

1981 Toronto Argonauts (CFL) Head Coach

College:

University of Southern California (USC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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