Billy Vessels

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Birthday
22, 1931
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Nov 17, 2001 (70)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
22, 1931
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Nov 17, 2001 (70)

About

Legendary University of Oklahoma halfback who won the 1952 Heisman Trophy. He was selected second overall in the 1953 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts but only briefly saw the field in the NFL.

Before Fame

His family moved from Cleveland, OK, to Oklahoma City when he was 14, but he stayed behind with relatives, getting by with odd jobs and support from the townspeople.

Trivia

He was the first player from the state of Oklahoma to win the Heisman Trophy.

Family Life

He fathered three children with his wife Suzanne.

Associated With

He and Johnny Unitas were both drafted by the Baltimore Colts.