Billy Neighbors

Billy Neighbors
No. 73, 63
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1940-02-04)February 4, 1940
Place of birth: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Date of death: April 30, 2012(2012-04-30) (aged 72)
Place of death: Huntsville, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Northport (AL) Tuscaloosa Co.
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1962 / Round: 4 / Pick: 43
AFL draft: 1962 / Round: 6 / Pick: 46
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • AFL Allstar (1963)
  • Boston Patriots 1960s All-Decade Team
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

William Wesley "Billy" Neighbors (February 4, 1940 – April 30, 2012) was an American football guard who played in the American Football League (AFL) from 1962 to 1969. Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, he played college football at the University of Alabama where he was a consensus All-American in 1961 and was selected in sixth round of the 1962 AFL Draft. Neighbors was also drafted in the fourth round of the 1962 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. Neighbors was selected to the Boston Patriots All-1960s (AFL) Team and was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

His son, Wes Neighbors, was an All-Southeastern Conference center at Alabama from 1984 to 1986. Neighbors died of a heart attack in 2012.[1]


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