Elmer Wingate

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Elmer Wingate
Born (1928-10-26) October 26, 1928 (age 86)
Baltimore, Maryland
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 235 pounds (107 kg)
Position(s) End
College Maryland (1947–1950)
NFL Draft 1951 / Round 4
1953 Baltimore Colts

Elmer Horsey Wingate (born October 26, 1928) is a former American football player. Wingate was drafted by the New York Yanks in the fourth round of the 1951 NFL Draft and played for one season with the Baltimore Colts.

Early life and college career[edit]

Wingate was born in 1928 in Baltimore, Maryland and attended high school at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He then went on to college at the University of Maryland.[1] While there, Wingate played football for the Maryland Terrapins as a defensive end. In 1947, he was the team's receiving leader with 12 receptions for 145 yards and three touchdowns. In 1948, Wingate repeated as the Terrapins' leader receiver with nine receptions for 32 yards and three touchdowns,[2] and was named an honorable mention All-American. In 1950, Wingate was named to the All-Southern Conference team.[3] At Maryland, Wingate also played on the lacrosse team as a defenseman in 1950 and 1951. He was named to the All-American second-team in 1951.[4]

Later life[edit]

After graduation, Wingate served in the United States Air Force and played football for the Bolling Air Force Base football team.[5] He saw service in the Korean War.[6]

Wingate was selected in the fourth round of the 1951 NFL Draft, 46th overall, by the New York Yanks. He eventually entered the league to play for the Baltimore Colts in 1953. While in the NFL, Wingate saw action in twelve games.[1]


  1. ^ a b Elmer Wingate Past Stats, Database Football, retrieved 26 December 2008.
  2. ^ Receiving (PDF), "All-Time Records", 2000 Maryland Terrapins Football Media Guide, p.3, 2000, retrieved 26 December 2008.
  3. ^ 2001 Maryland Terrapins Media Guide: All-Time Honors, CBS Sports, accessed 8 December 2008.
  4. ^ History and Honors, 2006 Maryland Men's Lacrosse Guide, University of Maryland Terrapins Athletics, 2006, retrieved 26 December 2008.
  5. ^ Ed Sullivan's Little Old New York; Behind the Scenes, The Pittsburgh Press, September 27, 1951.
  6. ^ The Korean War Honor Roll, "Football And America", Pro Football Hall of Fame, retrieved 26 December 2008.