Bill Fischer (American football)

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Bill Fischer
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Fischer on a 1952 Bowman football card
No. 72
Position: Tackle, guard, defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1927-03-10)March 10, 1927
Chicago, Illinois
Died: January 20, 2017(2017-01-20) (aged 89)
Cape Coral, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Chicago (IL) Lane Tech
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1949 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

William Anton "Moose" Fischer (March 10, 1927 – January 20, 2017) was an American football lineman who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Cardinals, from 1949 to 1953. With the Cardinals, he was invited to three Pro Bowls. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame, where he won two national championships, was twice named a consensus All-American, and was awarded the Outland Trophy as the nation's top lineman.

Fischer returned to Notre Dame after his playing career, serving as an assistant coach under Terry Brennan, from 1954 to 1958. Fischer died on January 20, 2017, in Cape Coral, Florida.[1]


  1. ^ "1948 Outland Trophy Winner Bill Fischer Dies". The Official Site of Notre Dame Athletics. CBS Interactive. February 1, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017. 

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