Les Bingaman

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Les Bingaman
Les Bingaman - 1954 Bowman.jpg
Bingaman on a 1954 Bowman football card
Date of birth: (1926-02-03)February 3, 1926
Place of birth: McKenzie, Tennessee
Date of death: November 20, 1970(1970-11-20) (aged 44)
Career information
Position(s): Defensive lineman
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 1948 / Round: 3/ Pick 15
As player:
1948-1954 Detroit Lions
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 2
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Lester Alonza Bingaman (February 3, 1926 – November 20, 1970) was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. Bingaman played seven seasons with the Detroit Lions, starting in 1948. He earned trips to the Pro Bowl in 1951 and 1953. He collapsed on the sidelines while serving as an assistant coach for the Miami Dolphins and later died in his sleep.[1]

At reportedly well over 300 pounds, Bingaman was the heaviest player in the NFL during his playing career.


  1. ^ Petrella, Tony (November 20, 1970). "Dolphin Aide Succimbs". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
None; First in team history
Miami Dolphins Defensive Coordinator
1966 – 1969
Succeeded by
Bill Arnsparger