Wooky Roberts

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Wooky Roberts
No. 11, 3, 2, 5
Position: Fullback, Tailback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1897-09-01)September 1, 1897
Place of birth: Elmwood, Illinois
Date of death: August 28, 1951(1951-08-28) (aged 53)
Place of death: Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight: 160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
College: Navy
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 4x NFL Champion (1922, 1923, 1924, 1926)
  • All-NFL - Canton Daily News (1923)
  • Consensus All-American (1918)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 36
Games started: 28
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Wolcott A. Roberts (September 1, 1897 – August 28, 1951) was a professional American football player during the early years of the National Football League (NFL). Roberts won two NFL championships with the Canton Bulldogs in 1922 and 1923, one with the Cleveland Bulldogs in 1924, and another with the Frankford Yellow Jackets in 1926.

He played college football for the Navy Midshipmen football team while attending the United States Naval Academy. After the 1918 season, he was selected as a consensus first-team halfback on the 1918 College Football All-America Team.[1]

Before enrolling at the Naval Academy, Roberts was a student at Colgate University. After completing his service in the Navy, he worked as a structural engineer with the Industrial Power Equipment Company in Philadelphia. He died at his home in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, in August 1951 at age 53.[2]


  1. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Wolcott Roberts". The New York Times. August 1951.