Theo Viltz

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Theo Viltz
No. 34
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1943-04-20) April 20, 1943 (age 76)
Lafayette, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Junipero Serra (CA)
College:USC
NFL Draft:1964 / Round: 18 / Pick: 241
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:14
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Theophile Anthony Viltz Jr. (born April 20, 1943) is a former American football cornerback in the American Football League for the Houston Oilers. He played college football at the University of Southern California.

Early years[edit]

Viltz attended Junípero Serra High School, where he practiced football and track.[1] He accepted a football scholarship from the University of Southern California.

He also competed in track, becoming an All-American in the high hurdles in 1964 and 1965.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Houston Oilers[edit]

Viltz was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 18th round (241st overall) of the 1964 NFL Draft with a future draft pick, which allowed the team to draft him before his college eligibility was over.

In 1966, after graduating from college, he opted to sign with the Houston Oilers of the American Football League. As a rookie, he was a backup at left cornerback and appeared in 14 games. He was waived on September 5, 1967.[3] He was later signed to the taxi squad, where he spent the rest of the season.[4] He was released on August 7, 1968.[5]

Denver Broncos[edit]

In August 1968, he signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos in the American Football League. He was activated on August 23. He was released on August 26.[6]

Personal life[edit]

After football, he was named the defensive backs coach at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. He also competed in the category of masters athletics.[7] His son Misana, was a record-breaking hurdler in high school.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ALL-TIME NFL PLAYERS FROM ACADIANA: THEOPHILE VILTZ". Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "Misana Viltz clears a big hurdle at Moore finals". Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "Viltz Will Play in Denver Secondary". Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Oilers Cut Trio; Dallas Eases Work". Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "Denver". Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "World Masters Athletics Championships". Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  8. ^ "Millikan's Misana Viltz sets nation-leading hurdles mark". Retrieved January 12, 2019.