William Earl 'Bill' Dutton


Bill Dutton

Date of Birth: December 9, 1918, in Morgantown, West Virginia

Date of Death: August 2, 1951, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (32 years old)


The New York Times - Published 08/03/51

Bill Dutton died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.  He died about ten

hours after his convertible upset and sheared a utility pole in suburban Pittsburgh.

Did you know?

"Wild Bill" Dutton was drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1943 but went into the

service before he was able to play a down with them.  After the War, he was sold

to the Pittsburgh Steelers and played for them in 1946.  He was released by the

Steelers on September 22, 1947 and was signed by the NFL's New York Yankees

a month later.  He was released by the Yankees on November 8, 1947.



1946 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)


University of Pittsburgh












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