Gary Wisener

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Gary Wisener
No. 84, 22
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-08-24) August 24, 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth: Warren, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Fort Smith (AR)
College: Baylor
AFL draft: 1960 / Round: 2
Pick: First Selections
(by the Boston Patriots)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 15
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Gary Gayle Wisener (born August 24, 1938) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and in the American Football League for the Houston Oilers, playing for the Oilers in their second AFL Championship season, 1961. He played college football at Baylor University for the Baylor Bears.

Early years[edit]

Wisener attended Fort Smith High School before moving on to Baylor University.

He became a starter as a senior at left offensive end.[1] During the 1960 Southwest Conference Track and Field Championships, he won first place in the javelin competition,[2] while also placing in the broad jump and the high hurdles.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Wisener was selected by the Boston Patriots in the 1960 AFL Draft, but instead chose to sign with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys as a free agent. In training camp he was limited with a cut heel he suffered while taking a shower.[3]

He made the team and was a part of the franchise's inaugural season, playing mainly as a backup safety in 10 games (3 starts). He was waived on September 5, 1961.

Houston Oilers[edit]

On September 22, 1961, he was signed by the Houston Oilers and was a part of the team that won the American Football League Championship. He was released on August 21, 1962.[4]