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Jim Weatherall
Date of birth: October 26, 1929(1929-10-26)
Place of birth: Graham, Oklahoma
Date of death: August 2, 1992 (aged 62)
Place of death: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Career information
Position(s): Defensive tackle
Jersey №: 77, 72, 74
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1952 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17
Drafted by: Philadelphia Eagles
Organizations
 As player:
1954
1955-1957
1958
1959-1960
Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
Detroit Lions
Career highlights and awards
  • Grey Cup champion (1954)
Pro Bowls: 2 (1955-56)
Awards: 1951 Outland Trophy
Playing stats at NFL.com
College Football Hall of Fame

James Preston Weatherall (October 26, 1929 – August 2, 1992) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, and the Detroit Lions. He also played in the Canadian Football League 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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Early life

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

College career

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]

Marines

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

Professional career

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

After football

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

Personal

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

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Preceded by
Bob Gain
Outland Trophy Winners
1951
Succeeded by
Dick Modzelewski
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