Michael Wilson (offensive lineman)

Not to be confused with Mike Wilson (offensive lineman).
For other uses, see Mike Wilson (disambiguation).
Mike Wilson
Date of birth (1947-10-20) October 20, 1947
Place of birth Wilmington, Ohio
Career information
Position(s) Tackle
College Dayton
NFL draft 1969 / Round: 14 / Pick 343
Career history
As player
1969–1970 Cincinnati Bengals[1] – NFL
1971 Buffalo Bills[1] – NFL
1974 Detroit Wheels – WFL
1975 Chicago Winds – WFL
1975 Philadelphia Bell – WFL
1975 Kansas City Chiefs[1] – NFL
1976–1978 Hamilton Tiger-Cats – CFL
1979–1980 Edmonton Eskimos – CFL
1983 Washington Federals[1] – USFL
1983 Los Angeles Express[2] – USFL
1983 Michigan Panthers – USFL
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star 1980
Awards 1979 CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
1979 DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy
1980 CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
1980 DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy
Career stats

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

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.

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.[7]

Wilson was inducted into the University of Dayton Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.[8] He was inducted into the Wilmington High School athletic hall of fame in 2009.[9]


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