Wayne Frazier

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Wayne Frazier
Date of birth (1939-03-05) March 5, 1939 (age 76)
Place of birth Evergreen, Alabama, U.S.
Date of death March 11, 2012(2012-03-11)
Place of death Brewton, Alabama, U.S.
Career information
Position(s) Center
Uniform number 56, 66, 51
College Auburn
AFL draft 1962 / Round: 32 / Pick: 256
NFL draft 1961 / Round: 16 / Pick: 216
(By the Chicago Bears)
Career history
As player
(1962) AFL San Diego Chargers
(1965) AFL Houston Oilers
(1966) AFL Buffalo Bills
(1966–1967) AFL Kansas City Chiefs
Career stats
Games played 48
Games started ?
Fumble recoveries 1

William Wayne “Cotton” Frazier, Sr. (March 5, 1939 – March 11, 2012) was a professional American football center who played four seasons in the American Football League (AFL) from 1962 to 1967.

He started with the San Diego Chargers, was traded to the Houston Oilers, then to the Buffalo Bills, and finally to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1966. After winning the AFL championship with the Chiefs that year, he started for them in the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game. He later served as head coach at W. S. Neal High School in East Brewton and led the Eagles to a 23–17 record from 1980 to 1983.

William Wayne Frazier died March 11, 2012, aged 73, in Brewton, Alabama after an extended illness.[1][2] He was buried at Brownville Memorial Cemetery in Evergreen, Alabama.[3]

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