Sam Silas

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Sam Silas
No. 72, 78
Date of birth (1940-09-25) September 25, 1940 (age 77)
Place of birth Bartow, Florida
Career information
Position(s) Defensive end
College Southern Illinois
AFL draft 1963 / Round: 6 / Pick: 46
(By the Boston Patriots)
Career history
As player
1963–1967 St. Louis Cardinals
1968 New York Giants
1969–1970 San Francisco 49ers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1 (1965)

Samuel Louis Silas (born September 25, 1940 in Homeland, Florida) is a former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. Drafted by the Boston Patriots in the sixth round (46th overall) of the 1963 AFL Draft. He went to one Pro Bowl during his eight-year career, and was selected to one All-Pro team. Now retired, Silas, after his career in football, was a professor at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He taught fitness for life, swimming, self-defense, racquetball and conditioning class. He has over 50 years experience in martial arts.