George Wilson--1967
Listed as a quarterback for the Dolphins,
George Wilson enjoyed fleeting success
in his lone season in the AFL primarily as
a punter.

The Xavier product would handle QB
duties for the 1966 expansion Dolphins,
leading Miami to the first victory in
franchise history, while his father paced
the sidelines as the head coach.
Unfortunately Wilson completed just 46
of 112 passes, tossing 10 interceptions
while finding the end zone five times for
Miami in seven starts. However, he would
average 42.2 yards per kick as a punter,
fourth best in the AFL.

He made cardboard in ’67, but never
again took snaps or launched punts in
the AFL or the NFL following his debut
season. From there we suspect he went
on to a career in Hollywood as stunt
double for Robbie Douglas on
My Three
Sons
.
















Editor’s Note: Here is a good look at
Wilson’s life as captured by the Tampa
Bay Times following his passing in 2011:  

George Wilson Obit, Tampabay.com

(12/16/12)