Michael Wilson (offensive lineman)

Michael DeForest Wilson (born October 20, 1947 in Wilmington, Ohio) is a former American football player who played tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs from 1969 to 1975.[3]

Mike Wilson
Born: (1947-10-20) October 20, 1947 (age 74)
Wilmington, Ohio
Career information
NFL draft1969 / Round: 14 / Pick 343
Career history
As player
1969–1970Cincinnati Bengals[1] – NFL
1971Buffalo Bills[1] – NFL
1974Detroit Wheels – WFL
1975Chicago Winds – WFL
1975Philadelphia Bell – WFL
1975Kansas City Chiefs[1] – NFL
1976–1978Hamilton Tiger-Cats – CFL
1979–1980Edmonton Eskimos – CFL
1983Washington Federals[1] – USFL
1983Los Angeles Express[2] – USFL
1983Michigan Panthers – USFL
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star1980
Awards1979 CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
1979 DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy
1980 CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
1980 DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy

He later played with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League from 1979–1980, where he was an All-Star and won the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award both seasons. Wilson is the only player to have ever played in the American, the National, the World, the Canadian, and the United States Football League.[citation needed]

Wilson played football at the University of Dayton, where he played both offensive tackle and fullback for the Flyers.[4] He graduated from Dayton in 1970.[5]

Wilson was drafted in the 14th round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.[6] After playing three games his rookie season, in 1970 he played in all 14 games, starting 12.[3]

Wilson was inducted into the University of Dayton Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.[5] He was inducted into the Wilmington High School athletic hall of fame in 2009.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d "USFL/NFL Players". oursportscentral.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  2. ^ "1983 Team by Team Rosters". remembertheusfl.8m.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  3. ^ a b "Mike Wilson Stats".
  4. ^ "Dr.Ken".
  5. ^ a b "Hall of Fame/Traditions".
  6. ^ "1969 Cincinnati Bengals Draftees".
  7. ^ "Eight inducted in WHS athletic hall of fame". wnewsj.com. June 15, 2009. Retrieved March 5, 2012.