Billy Kilmer
American football player
Billy Kilmer
William Orland Kilmer, Jr. was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers, the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins. He played college football for the UCLA Bruins.
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Weekend Four DVRs update: Channel 13 takes marathon mobile; Texans ratings, big surprise, decline in 2013,
Houston Chronicle - about 3 years
Sunday’s Chevron Houston Marathon will air on KTRK (Channel 13) from 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday and also will be available on the WatchABC application for mobile devices. Tom Koch, Casey Curry and Don Nelson will anchor race coverage with Rice University track coach Jon Warren. … While you download WatchABC, consider downloading the Fox Sports Go app as well. Fox Sports will stream the 49ers-Seahawks via that location Sunday. … For draft junkies, NFL Network has the East-West Shrine Game from St. Petersburg at 3 p.m. Saturday. … No huge shocker here, but Texans ratings in Houston declined during 2012, according to Nielsen numbers compiled by Sports Business Daily. Houston ranked 22nd among NFL home team markets with a 23.9 Nielsen rating for Texans games, down from 27.2 in 2012 but slightly higher than the 23.8 average in 2011. While wins were down in 2013, prime time exposures were up from 2011, which explains the difference there. New Orleans had the highest local average at 52.0 for Sa ...
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Longtime Sportscaster Shelby Whitfield Dies At Age 77
Huffington Post - about 4 years
JACKSON, N.J. -- Former Washington Senators broadcaster Shelby Whitfield, who enjoyed a long career with AP Radio and ABC Radio, has died. He was 77. Whitfield died Tuesday at a rehabilitation center in Jackson, N.J. Whitfield called Senators games in 1969 and 1970. He later hosted a local radio show featuring guests such as Redskins quarterbacks Sonny Jurgensen and Billy Kilmer. In 1974, Whitfield became the first sports director of AP Radio. He moved to ABC Radio in 1981 and retired in 1997. He oversaw coverage at the Olympics and Triple Crown horse racing, among many sports. Whitfield served in the U.S. Army and worked for what became known as the Armed Forces Network. He also co-authored a book with famed broadcaster Howard Cosell titled "What's Wrong with Sports."
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Win particularly big for Maynard - San Bernardino Sun
Google News - over 5 years
The yards record was held by legendary Owl and former NFL quarterback Billy Kilmer, who passed for 410 yards against Monterey Peninsula in 1957. Loncar also matched the record for most touchdown tosses in a game for the second time in his career
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Is Beck or Grossman All That Bad for the Redskins in 2011? - NFL GridIron Gab
Google News - over 5 years
Neither of them have had sensational careers by any means nor is this your fathers quarterback scenario of Sonny Jergensen and Billy Kilmer. All these facts are reported everyday by the Washington/National media and have led to some negative feelings
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Summer's-almost-gone Ask Dr. Answer-Expert - Hornell Evening Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
AE succumbs to those conditions every fall, remembering Redskins glory seasons when Sonny Jurgensen was god and Billy Kilmer his prophet. Frau worships at the altar of Joe Montana and the 49ers with equal playing-field success
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Washington Redskins: Grossman vs Beck; Who's Winning the Starting Job? - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
The most famous of these occurred during the 1970's between Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen and Billy Kilmer. Vince Lombardi was clearly in favor of Sonny Jurgensen. George Allen, however, had a different philosophy of winning football and chose Billy
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Ads show how much costs rise over past 44 years - The Daily Iberian
Google News - over 5 years
Danny Abramowitz caught an 80-yard pass from Saints' quarterback, Billy Kilmer. Sonny Jurgensen was the quarterback for the Redskins. Of course those names likely won't be recognized by today's younger football fans, as you consider all of this was
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Checkdown - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
I just hope he doesn't have another Saturday Night Live gig lined up, because as bad as he looked without a shirt back then, he might look like the second coming of Billy Kilmer now. AS: Well, I doubt Indy would've made the offer if the doctors hadn't
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What's Your Name Again: Top 15 Nicknames in NFL History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
One of the trades brought in their starting quarterback, Billy Kilmer, who was 32 and played for the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints. Kilmer was a keystone to the Redskins and made the Pro Bowl team in '72 and '75
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Redskins QB Situation: Seriously Worse Than Reality TV - Latest Sports News
Google News - over 5 years
Billy Kilmer was a long time starter with the team, while Doug Williams and Mark Rypien were journeymen that managed to lead the franchise to Super Bowl victories. There were dark times for the franchise though, years where there was a void under
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NFL loses its greatness and grit - Amarillo.com
Google News - over 5 years
A favorite in our house growing up was Billy Kilmer, the tough-as-nails Washington Redskins quarterback who wore a single-bar facemask and couldn't throw a spiral if the fate of humanity depended on it. He would get up after every hit and frequently
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Goodbye, Matt Lienart - Washington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Not only would he be reunited with his college coach, Pete Carroll, who has already shown that he can work wonders with USC reclamation projects (see Mike Williams), but the other quarterbacks on the roster aren't exactly Bart Starr and Billy Kilmer
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Courtesy of Mary Jane Evertz - Washington City Paper
Google News - over 5 years
and 'Billy Kilmer!' The other guy was totally psyched out by Kevin's craziness. But Kevin ended up losing in five sets. I think that was the highlight of his career.” Manning eventually became a teaching pro at tennis clubs and a star on the age-group
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Top 10 Washington Redskins of Super Bowl Era: Art Monk, Sonny Jurgensen Top List - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
By the time the Redskins became a playoff team in the 1970s, George Allen had given the job to the more conservative Billy Kilmer. But in his prime, Sonny was one of the game's great signal callers. Today, Sonny is still one of the most recognizable
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Beck deserves a look as Redskins quarterback - The Virginian-Pilot
Google News - over 5 years
"The first thing I did was I went on TV and said, 'I didn't come here to sit, I came here to play,' " Theismann said of his first Redskins training camp under Coach George Allen, who already had Sonny Jurgensen and Billy Kilmer in the stable
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This week in Baltimore football history - CSNBaltimore.com
Google News - over 5 years
In turn, the Colts traded that pick to the San Francisco 49ers, who used it to draft eventual long-term NFL veteran quarterback Billy Kilmer. 1972 -- Chicago air conditioning magnate Robert Irsay purchased the Los Angeles Rams and, in an extraordinary
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John Beck deserves a look as Redskins' quarterback - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
“The first thing I did was I went on TV and said, 'I didn't come here to sit, I came here to play,' ” Theismann said of his first Redskins training camp under Coach George Allen, who already had Sonny Jurgensen and Billy Kilmer in the stable
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Billy Kilmer
    FORTIES
  • 1987
    Age 47
    Billy Kilmer was inducted into the American Football Association's Semi Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1979
    Age 39
    Following his retirement, Kilmer stayed on the fringes while working for a gambling service that made selections on NFL games, but has since stayed out of the spotlight. Kilmer served as coach of the Shreveport Steamers of the American Football Association (a summer professional league) in 1979 and commissioner of the same league in 1981, but left as a result of numerous problems under his tenure as well as a lack of payment.
    More Details Hide Details He occasionally makes appearances in Mobile, Alabama in support of the GMAC Bowl.
  • 1976
    Age 36
    On December 11, 1976, Kilmer was arrested for drunk driving less than 2 days before a game against the Dallas Cowboys.
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  • 1971
    Age 31
    Kilmer’s most memorable night on the town came early Monday morning December 6, 1971 after beating the Giants 23-7.
    More Details Hide Details He got arrested at the Toddle House, a coffee shop in Arlington. Apparently, Kilmer was attempting to pay a $4 tab with a $100 bill and an argument ensued involving the waitress. A policeman showed up, and Kilmer, who had been drinking anything but coffee earlier that evening, told the policeman, “If you think I’m wrong, put me in jail!” The policeman locked Kilmer up for the night, releasing him in time to lead the Redskins into the playoffs against San Francisco. Kilmer “won the hearts of fans when he told the waitress she could keep the $100 as a tip”. This arrest gave rise to the quarterback's image as a hell-raiser. That reputation had been noted by Saints owner John Mecom, Jr., who mentioned Kilmer's many late-hour visits to New Orleans bars while playing for the team.
  • 1970
    Age 30
    It was during the 1970 season that rumors stirred that Kilmer missed curfew before a game against the Denver Broncos and that his Saints teammates had nicknamed him "Ole Whiskey."
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 29
    His most prolific performance during his four-year stint with the team came on November 2, 1969, when he threw for 345 yards and six touchdowns in a 51-42 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
    More Details Hide Details Frustrated after four years of the Saints' futility and sensing New Orleans would draft Ole Miss star Archie Manning with the second overall pick of the 1971 NFL Draft, Kilmer asked to be traded and was granted his wish on January 23, 1971, when he was traded to the Washington Redskins for linebacker Tom Roussel and two draft selections. A short, but friendly dispute arose about who was the actual holder of Tom Dempsey's record-setting 63 yard field goal kick. For many years, it was widely believed that Saints quarterback (at the time) Billy Kilmer was the holder, but it was actually Saints' safety Joe Scarpati (#21), who was the holder of the (then) record-setting field goal. The dispute was finally put to rest, as still pictures and a few videos of that moment finally surfaced, showing that Scarpati mentioned by name by veteran CBS (television) announcer Lindsey Nelson (Don Criqui on radio), and verified by his jersey number #21) was indeed the holder of Dempsey's kick. A few weeks after the record-setting kick, Kilmer was traded to the Washington Redskins, where he achieved greater fame, Dempsey was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. Just a few days after Kilmer & Dempsey were traded, Scarpati retired from professional football.
  • 1967
    Age 27
    On February 10, 1967, Kilmer was selected in the expansion draft by the New Orleans Saints and, despite originally being thought of as the team's third-best signal caller, became the team's starting quarterback for much of the next four seasons, although he shared time with Edd Hargett during his final two seasons.
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  • 1965
    Age 25
    After he saw no action in 1965 and was involved in a training camp contract dispute the next season, he was placed in the 1967 NFL Expansion Draft.
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  • 1963
    Age 23
    Suffering a fractured leg, Kilmer's injury was bad enough to also force him to sit out the entire 1963 NFL season.
    More Details Hide Details He was able to return the following year, but his production was limited.
  • 1961
    Age 21
    He was also selected in the fifth round of the 1961 AFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, but signed with San Francisco on December 30, 1960.
    More Details Hide Details During that rookie season, he saw action primarily at running back, rushing for 509 yards and ten touchdowns, with his top performance coming against the expansion Minnesota Vikings on October 15 when he rushed for four touchdowns. The following year, Kilmer's season came to an early end following a December 5 auto accident in which he fell asleep in his 1957 Chevrolet convertible and drove off the Bayshore Freeway into the San Francisco Bay.
    Kilmer was the eleventh overall selection of the 1961 NFL draft, taken by the 49ers.
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  • 1960
    Age 20
    Kilmer was also awarded the 1960 W.J. Voit Memorial Trophy as the outstanding football player on the Pacific Coast.
    More Details Hide Details After the conclusion of a UCLA career that saw him finish among the top five in school history for passing and rushing yards, as well as total offense, Kilmer played in the 1961 College All-Star Game, where he earned Most Valuable Player honors.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1958
    Age 18
    He transferred to UCLA in 1958 and played three seasons, closing out with an outstanding senior season in 1960 that helped him finish fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy.
    More Details Hide Details During that stellar campaign, he threw for over 1,000 yards, ran for over 800, scored eight touchdowns and served as the team's punter.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Born
    Born on September 5, 1939.
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