Sam Silas

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Sam Silas
Date of birth: (1940-09-25) September 25, 1940 (age 73)
Place of birth: Bartow, Florida
Career information
Position(s): Defensive end
College: Southern Illinois
AFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 6 / Pick: 46
(By the Boston Patriots
As player:
St. Louis Cardinals
New York Giants
San Francisco 49ers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1 (1965)
Career stats
Playing stats at

Samuel Louis Silas (born September 25, 1940 in Homeland, Florida) is a former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. Drafted by the Boston Patriots in the sixth round (46th overall) of the 1963 AFL Draft. He went to one Pro Bowl during his eight-year career, and was selected to one All-Pro team. Silas is currently a professor at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He teaches fitness for life, swimming, self-defense, racquetball and conditioning class. He has over 50 years experience in martial arts.