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Fred Wyant

Fred Wyant, quarterback, played for the West Virginia University Mountaineers from 1952 to 1955
Date of birth April 26, 1934
Place of birth Weston, West Virginia
Position(s) QB
College West Virginia
NFL Draft 1956 / Round 3
Statistics
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Team(s)
1956
Washington Redskins

Frederick Mount "Fred" Wyant (born April 26, 1934 in Weston, West Virginia) was an American football quarterback who went on to serve as an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) for 27 years with 19 of those years as a referee. He wore the uniform number 11 both as a quarterback and as a NFL official. April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Weston is a city located in Lewis County, West Virginia. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1956 NFL Draft was held on November 29, 1955. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Weston is a city located in Lewis County, West Virginia. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... In American football, an official is a person who has some responsibility in enforcing the rules and maintaining the order of the game. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. ...


Wyant was a three-sport star in football, baseball and basketball for Weston High School in Weston, West Virginia and later attended West Virginia University (WVU) from 1952 to 1955, where he became one of the greatest quarterbacks in Mountaineer history. He ranks among the WVU career top 10 in total offense (3,426), passing yardage (2,663), pass attempts (401), and touchdown passes (20). Wyant's record as a starter was 30-4 and led the Mountaineers to the 1954 Sugar Bowl. In addition to playing football at WVU, Wyant participated in one successful season of baseball, batting a percetange of .406. During his career at WVU, Wyant was also a three time Academic All-American. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Weston High School is the name of several public and independent secondary schools in the United States: Weston High School, Connecticut Weston High School, Louisiana Weston High School, Massachusetts Weston High School, Washington Weston High School, Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages... WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The West Virginia Mountaineers are the athletic teams of West Virginia University. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A sugar bowl is a small bowl or designed for holding sugar or sugar cubes to be served with tea or coffee in the Western tradition. ... 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. ...


Wyant would later have a career in the NFL as he was selected in the third round (36th overall pick) of the 1956 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He played one season for the Redskins, becoming a member of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL) the following year where he played one season. The 1956 NFL Draft was held on November 29, 1955. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ...


Following his playing days, Wyant worked as a high school and small college football official for three years, then as a major college football official for five years, before becoming an official in the NFL. High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory secondary education. ...


Wyant is notable for his perspective of the NFL as oulined in Rene A. Henry's book, "Offsides." Wyant was the referee in the 1981 AFC divisional playoff game between Miami and San Diego, a game won by the Chargers, 41-38 in overtime. This game would become known in NFL lore as "The Epic in Miami". The NFL playoffs for the 1981-82 season led up to Super Bowl XVI. // Wild card round December 27, 1981 AFC: Buffalo Bills 31, New York Jets 27 at Shea Stadium, New York City The Bills jumped to a 24-0, but needed Bill Simpsons interception at their own... Since the National Football League was founded in 1920, it has grown from an informal network of teams based mostly in small towns and cities into the most popular and successful sports league in the United States. ... The Epic In Miami is the name given to a National Football League AFC divisional playoff game between the San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins that took place on January 2, 1982 in the Miami Orange Bowl. ...


Wyant and his wife Dolores, reside in Morgantown, West Virginia. They have three children and two grandchildren. Morgantown is a city in Monongalia County, West Virginia, on the banks of the Monongahela River and is part of the Pittsburgh DMA. Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia and is the principal city of and is included in the Morgantown, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. ...


Honors

  • West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame

Books

  • Offsides! - Fred Wyant's Provocative Look Inside the National Football League Rene A Henry, Xlibris, ISBN 0-7388-0973-X

External links

  • WVU Sports Hall of Fame

 
 

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