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Billy Kilmer was an American football player who played collegiately for the UCLA Bruins and professionally for 16 seasons with three teams: the San Francisco 49ers, the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins. The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Scot McCloughan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Gumbo Local radio Flagship stations: WWL (870 AM)-English and WFNO (830 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Jim Henderson, Hokie Gajan, Kenny Wilkerson... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ...


A native of Azusa, California, William Orland Kilmer played baseball, football and basketball during his athletic career at Citrus High School in California, scoring more than 1,500 points in the latter sport while earning All-American honors. His baseball exploits saw him win All-Conference accolades, while the poor fortunes of his football squad saw him relegated to Third Team All-Conference recognition. Azusa is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ...


Kilmer then competed in football for one year at Citrus Junior College where he scored six touchdowns and threw for 15 more, with a broken foot limiting his playing time for the Citrus basketball team. He then went on to play three seasons at UCLA, closing out his career with an outstanding season in 1960 that helped him finish fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy. 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. 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award, named after former college football player and coach John W. Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football and is given annually to the top player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). ...


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 was drafted by both the 49ers and the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League, but signed with San Francisco on December 30, 1960. City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KIOZ (105. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In the 1961 College All-Star Game, Kilmer earned Most Valuable Player honors, then reported to the 49ers camp that was using the shotgun offense. During that rookie season, he saw action primarily at running back, rushing for 509 yards and 10 touchdowns, with his top performance coming against the expansion Minnesota Vikings on October 15 when he rushed for four touchdowns. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The College All-Star Game was a preseason American football game played annually (except in 1974) from 1934 to 1976 between the National Football League champions and a team of star college seniors from the previous year. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex Local radio Flagship stations: KFAN (1130 AM) Announcers: Paul Allen, Greg Coleman, and... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ...


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 and drove off the Bayshore Freeway into the San Francisco Bay. Suffering a fractured leg, Kilmer's injury was bad enough to also force him to sit out the entire 1963 NFL season. He was able to return the following year, but his production was limited. 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. December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate The San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining of approximately forty percent of California, flowing in Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... The 1963 NFL season was the 44th regular season of the National Football League. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On February 10, 1967, Kilmer was drafted 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. 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 wild 51-42 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Gumbo Local radio Flagship stations: WWL (870 AM)-English and WFNO (830 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Jim Henderson, Hokie Gajan, Kenny Wilkerson... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... City Tempe, Arizona Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Big Red Local radio Flagship stations: KMVP (860 AM), KTAR (620 AM), and KMIA (710 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Kent Derdivanis and Ron Wolfley-Radio (English); Gabriel...


Frustrated after four years of the Saints' futility, 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. As the first trade during the George Allen era in Washington, Kilmer was destined for a reserve role behind future Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen. January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... George Allen can refer to three people: George Allen (1914- ? ), an NHL player from the 1930s and 40s. ... Various fields of endeavour have established Halls of Fame that honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in their respective fields. ... Christian Adolph Sonny Jurgensen III (born August 23, 1934) is a famed American football quarterback. ...


That status changed on September 4 when Jurgensen suffered a severe shoulder injury against the Miami Dolphins. Kilmer then led the resurgent Redskins to a 6-0 start, but a midseason slump cost them the opportunity to win the National Football Conference Eastern Division. Kilmer briefly lost his starting job as a result of the slide, but regained after Jurgensen again injured his shoulder. Fans in Washington tended to be loyal to one quarterback or the other, often sporting buttons at games that read "I like Billy" or "I like Sonny." Kilmer did not throw the type of beautiful spirals Jurgenson regularly produced, but his wobbly passes seemed to produce more victories. City Miami, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot T D Local radio Flagship stations: WAXY (790 AM) and WNMA (1210 AM) -Spanish Announcers: Jimmy Cefalo and Joe Rose (English); Rene Giraldo... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ...


Hours after the team's victory over the New York Giants on December 5, Kilmer was arrested for public intoxication, giving 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. It was also noted that Kilmer had been fined during the 1971 preseason after missing curfew the night before a game against the Denver Broncos. Kilmer's Redskin teammates called him "Ol' Whiskey." City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue, G-Men Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner Wellington Mara and Preston Robert Tisch (both now deceased) General manager Ernie Accorsi Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660 AM) Announcers... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Miles Local radio Flagship stations: KOA (850 AM)-English and KBNO (1280 AM)-Spanish Announcers: David Diaz-Infante and Dave Logan...


Bouncing back from the embarrasing headlines, Kilmer helped the team clinch a playoff berth the following Monday night with a 38-24 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. On December 26, the Redskins competed in their their first playoff game in more than a quarter century, dropping a 24-20 decision to Kilmer's old team, the San Francisco 49ers. City Saint Louis, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors New Century Gold, Millennium Blue, and White Head Coach Scott Linehan Owner Georgia Frontiere and E. Stanley Kroenke General manager Charlie Armey Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KLOU (103. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Scot McCloughan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ...


One year later, Kilmer led the Redskins to their first Super Bowl, which they lost, 14-7, to the unbeaten Miami Dolphins (16-0). The loss didn't dampen Kilmer's individual recognition as he was named to the Pro Bowl and the All-NFC Team. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... City Miami, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot T D Local radio Flagship stations: WAXY (790 AM) and WNMA (1210 AM) -Spanish Announcers: Jimmy Cefalo and Joe Rose (English); Rene Giraldo... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...


That success would endear Kilmer to Allen, who remained loyal to the signal caller, despite determined challenges from Jurgensen and former University of Notre Dame quarterback Joe Theismann. Kilmer remained with the Redskins until 1978, serving as a backup to Joe Theismann during that final year. Kilmer's demotion could undoubtedly be due to the dismissal of Allen at the conclusion of the previous season. The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... Joe Theismann (born September 9, 1949) is a former American football quarterback and current television football announcer. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ...


During his time with the Redskins, Kilmer became known for the use of a single face mask on the helmet, a fashion that had long since been out of style. Pickelhaube of a Swedish Royal Guard soldier For other uses, see Helmet (band) A helmet (a 15th century loan from Middle French, a diminutive of Frankish helm, from Proto-Germanic *khelmaz, PIE *kelmo- a cover) is a form of protective clothing worn on the head and usually made of metal...


Following his retirement, Kilmer returned to the sport in 1981 as commissioner of the American Football Association, an ill-fated attempt at challenging the National Footbal League. He then stayed on the fringes while working for a gambling service that made selections on NFL games, but has since stayed out of the spotlight. 1981 (MCMLXXXI in Roman) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


 
 

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