Abner Wimberly

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Abner Wimberly
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Wimberly on a 1951 Bowman football card
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1926-05-04)May 4, 1926
Place of birth: Oak Ridge, Louisiana
Date of death: September 18, 1976(1976-09-18) (aged 50)
Place of death: Oak Ridge, Louisiana
Career information
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 1948 / Round: 12 / Pick: 99
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Player stats at PFR

Abner Wimberly (May 4, 1926 – September 18, 1976) was an American football player who played three seasons for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He also played one season in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) with the Los Angeles Dons. He played college football at Louisiana State University. He was inducted into the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1949.

Wimberly died on September 18, 1976 in Oak Ridge, Louisiana from injuries he received in the crash of a private Piper aircraft. He and four other men from Oak Ridge were returning from Baton Rouge where they had attended the LSUOregon State football game. Upon attempting to land in heavy fog around midnight, the plane crashed and four men died. There was one survivor. Prior to his death, Abner owned a successful wholesale oil products distribution company in Oak Ridge.

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