Bill Zapalac

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Bill Zapalac
No. 53
Position: Linebacker/Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1948-09-01) September 1, 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth: Bellville, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Austin (TX)
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 4 / Pick: 84
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 33
Player stats at

Willie Frank Zapalac, Jr. (born September 1, 1948 in Bellville, Texas) is a former American football linebacker/defensive end in the National Football League.

College career[edit]

Zapalac attended the University of Texas and played college football for the Longhorns. Zapalac was 3 time academic all conference and twice was named Academic All American. In 1970, he was named to the National Football Foundation Academic All American team. He graduated from the school of Architectural Engineering. In 2011, he was inducted in the University of Texas Hall of Honor.

Professional career[edit]

Zapalac was a 4th round selection (84th overall pick) in the 1971 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He played for three years with the Jets (1971–1973).

Since retiring from football, Bill has worked in the construction industry since 1974. For the pas 21 years he has been president of Zapalac/Reed Construction in Austin, Texas.

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