Billy Wells (American football)

Billy Wells
No. 41, 24, 27
Position: Halfback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1931-12-07)December 7, 1931
Place of birth: Menominee, Michigan
Date of death: December 25, 2001(2001-12-25) (aged 70)
Place of death: Altadena, California
Career information
High school: Menominee (MI)
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 1954 / Round: 5 / Pick: 55
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 1,384
Receiving yards: 725
Touchdowns: 9
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

William Prescott Wells (December 7, 1931 – December 25, 2001) was an American football halfback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He also played in the American Football League (AFL) for the Boston Patriots. Wells played college football at Michigan State University and was drafted in the fifth round of the 1954 NFL Draft.

Wells later moved to Southern California. He formed a Dixieland band called Billy and his Bachelors. He also acted in a few television shows including Manhunt and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.[1] Wells died on Christmas Day, December 25, 2001, just 3½ weeks after his 70th birthday.[2]


  1. WHERE ARE YOU NOW? Billy Wells. Green Bay Press Gazette, Sunday September 10, 1978
  2. Wells remembered for 1954 Rose Bowl. Associated Press. Tuesday, January 1, 2002
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