Wayne Wilson (American football)

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Wayne Wilson
No. 30, 45, 26
Born: (1957-09-04) September 4, 1957 (age 61)
Montgomery County, Maryland
Career information
Position(s)Running back
NFL draft1979 / Round: 12 / Pick: 324
Career history
As player
1979–1986New Orleans Saints
1986Minnesota Vikings
1987Washington Redskins
Career stats

Wayne MacArthur Wilson (born September 4, 1957 in Montgomery County, Maryland) is a former professional American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons for the New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, and Washington Redskins. Wilson played for Howard High School. He played college football at Shepherd College and was drafted in the 12th round of the 1979 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. His best season was as a starting fullback for New Orleans in 1983, when he led the team with 11 touchdowns, gaining 787 yards rushing, 178 yards receiving, and 239 yards returning kickoffs.