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.
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|Born:||October 26, 1929|
|Died:||August 2, 1992 (aged 62)|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|NFL draft||1952 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17|
|Drafted by||Philadelphia Eagles|
|1954||Edmonton Eskimos (WIFU)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Pro Bowls||2 (1955–56)|
|Awards||1951 Outland Trophy|
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. 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). During his college career, Oklahoma had a 39–4 record with a 31-game winning streak and a national championship in 1950. While at Oklahoma, Weatherall also wrestled.
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.
Weatherall had a wife, Sug; two sons, Tracy and Clay; a daughter, Jamie; two grandchildren and a nephew.