Ben Wilson (American football)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ben Wilson
No. 36
Date of birth (1939-03-09) March 9, 1939 (age 78)
Place of birth Houston, Texas
Career information
Position(s) Fullback
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
College USC
High school George Washington Carver
NFL draft 1962 / Round: 5 / Pick: 68
Career history
As player
19631966 Los Angeles Rams
1967 Green Bay Packers
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Rushing yards 1,589
Rush attempts 431
Rushing TDs 9
Receiving yards 487
Receptions 47

Ben Ivery Wilson (born March 9, 1939) is a former professional American football fullback in the National Football League.

High School[edit]

Wilson attended Aldine Carver High School where he played football and was also the state champ in the shot put. While at Carver, he was a Jones scholar who was offered an academic scholarship to attend the University of Cincinnati, but he wanted to play football. Although he was an exceptional football player, he did not receive a scholarship offer from any white college in Texas because of segregation.

College career[edit]

The superintendent of Wilson's high school had contacts at USC and Wilson received a scholarship to attend USC. While at USC, Wilson became the starting fullback and team captain of USC's 1962 national championship team.

Pro career[edit]

Wilson played running back for eight seasons in the NFL. He started in Super Bowl II for the Green Bay Packers. He is noted in this game for losing a contact lens on the sidelines.

External links[edit]