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James Preston Weatherall (October 26, 1929 – August 2, 1992) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, and the Detroit Lions. He also played in the Western Interprovincial Football Union (WIFU) for the Edmonton Eskimos. Weatherall played college football at the University of Oklahoma and was drafted in the second round of the 1952 NFL Draft. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992.

Jim Weatherall
No. 77, 72, 74
Born:(1929-10-26)October 26, 1929
Graham, Texas
Died:August 2, 1992(1992-08-02) (aged 62)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)DT
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight245 lb (111 kg)
CollegeOklahoma
NFL draft1952 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17
Drafted byPhiladelphia Eagles
Career history
As player
1954Edmonton Eskimos (WIFU)
1955–1957Philadelphia Eagles
1958Washington Redskins
1959–1960Detroit Lions
Career highlights and awards
  • Grey Cup champion (1954)
Pro Bowls2 (1955–56)
Awards1951 Outland Trophy
Career stats

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Early lifeEdit

Weatherall grew up in Graham, Texas, and attended White Deer High School in White Deer, Texas.[1]

College careerEdit

Weatherall attended and played college football at the University of Oklahoma, where he was consensus All-America in 1950, unanimous All-America in 1951, and won the Outland Trophy in 1951.[1] He lettered four years at Oklahoma and was the 1951 co-captain. Weatherall was also a placekicker and kicked 37 extra points in 1950 (fifth in the nation) and 39 in 1951 (second in the nation).[1] During his college career, Oklahoma had a 39–4 record with a 31-game winning streak and a national championship in 1950.[1] While at Oklahoma, Weatherall also wrestled.[2]

He was a member of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps and graduated with a degree in business administration.[1]

MarinesEdit

Weatherall was in the Marines from 1952 to 1954.[1][2]

Professional careerEdit

Weatherall had a nine-year career in which he played in the Western Interprovincial Football Union for the Edmonton Eskimos, and in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, and the Detroit Lions.

After footballEdit

After his professional career, Weatherall owned an oil-well servicing company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Weatherall had a wife, Sug; two sons, Tracy and Clay; a daughter, Jamie; two grandchildren and a nephew.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Jim Weatherall". College Football Hall of Fame. Football Foundation. Retrieved 2009-01-15.
  2. ^ a b c d "Jim Weatherall, 62, Star Football Lineman". New York Times. August 4, 1992. Retrieved 2009-01-15.

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