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Encyclopedia > George Wilson (football coach)

George Wilson was a former professional football player and later a coach in the NFL and AFL for the Detroit Lions and the Miami Dolphins. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... City Detroit, Michigan Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Jr. ... It has been suggested that T D be merged into this article or section. ...

He attended Northwestern University and played professionallly for the Chicago Bears from 1937 to 1946, winning four NFL Championships as a player. In 1957, he became the head coach of the Detroit Lions and in that same season won the NFL Championship over the Cleveland Browns, 59-14.[1] As of 2006, this is the last NFL championship won by the Lions (they've never won a Super Bowl). He was replaced following the 1964 season and coached one year as an assistant for the Washington Redskins before being name the first ever head coach of the AFL expansion franchise the Miami Dolphins.[2] After four losing seasons in Miami he was replaced with former Baltimore Colts coach Don Shula. Northwestern University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian university, located in Evanston, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... 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. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Shula was the 1993 Sportsman of the Year Donald Francis Shula (born January 4, 1930 in Grand River, Ohio) is an American former professional football coach in the National Football League. ...

In 1980, Wilson was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. [3]

Wilson's career record was 68-84-8 as head coach, with 2-0 record in the postseason.


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Preceded by:
Expansion franchise
Miami Dolphins Head Coaches
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Don Shula
Preceded by:
Buddy Parker
Detroit Lions Head Coaches
Succeeded by:
Harry Gilmer



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