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Billy McGovern Stacy (July 30, 1936 – September 10, 2019) was an American professional football player who played five seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Cardinals/St. Louis Cardinals. He was selected to one Pro Bowl. He later served as mayor of Starkville, Mississippi from 1985 to 1989.[1][2][3]

Billy Stacy
Born:(1936-07-30)July 30, 1936
Drew, Mississippi
Died:September 10, 2019(2019-09-10) (aged 83)
Starkville, Mississippi
Career information
CollegeMississippi State
NFL draft1959 / Round: 1 / Pick 3
Career history
As player
1959–1963Chicago Cardinals/St. Louis Cardinals
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls1
Career stats

He was the last player in NFL history to record a touchdown reception, a fumble return touchdown, and an interception return touchdown in a single season until J. J. Watt did so in 2014.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Former MSU Bulldog and Starkville mayor passes away
  2. ^ "Billy Stacy". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  3. ^ In Memory of Billy McGovern Stacy 2019
  4. ^ "Player Season Finder Query Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 26, 2016.