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Encyclopedia > Willie Gault
Willie Gault
Date of birth September 5, 1960
Place of birth Flag of United States Griffin, Georgia
Position(s) Wide Receiver
College Tennessee
NFL Draft 1983 / Round 1/ Pick 18
Stats
Statistics
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Team(s)
1983-1987
1988–1993
Chicago Bears
Los Angeles Raiders

Willie James Gault (born September 5, 1960 in Griffin, Georgia) was a National Football League wide receiver with the 1985/86 Chicago Bears team that won Super Bowl XX. September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Griffin is a city in Spalding County, Georgia, United States. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system. ... 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 1983 NFL Draft is also frequently known as the Quarterback class of 1983, because of the six quarterbacks taken in the first round. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Griffin is a city in Spalding County, Georgia, United States. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... Date January 26, 1986 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Richard Dent, Defensive end Favorite Bears by 10 National anthem Wynton Marsalis Coin toss Bart Starr representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Up with People presents Beat of the Future Attendance 73,818 TV...


Gault was the prototypical "speed merchant", meaning his greatest asset was his pure straight line swiftness. He was the primary long-pass threat on a team known as one of best defensive teams in history. In Super Bowl XX, Gault had four receptions for 129 yards, and four kickoff returns for 49 yards. Date January 26, 1986 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Richard Dent, Defensive end Favorite Bears by 10 National anthem Wynton Marsalis Coin toss Bart Starr representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Up with People presents Beat of the Future Attendance 73,818 TV... In American football, a reception is a type of play in which the ball is received (caught) by a player. ...


A star in both football and athletics at the University of Tennessee, Gault was part of a world record-setting 4 x 100 metres relay team, a 110 metre hurdler who would have gone to the 1980 Summer Olympics if the United States had not boycotted the event and a bobsledder (he made the American Olympic team on one occasion). He was an All-American wide receiver in 1982. A womens 400 meter hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system. ... A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... The 4 × 100 metres relay or sprint relay is an athletics track event run in lanes over one lap of the track with four runners completing 100 meters each. ... Hurdling is running over obstacles. ... Badge, released in the USSR The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow in the Soviet Union. ... The American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics was a part of a package of actions to protest against the December 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan. ... Historic bobteam from Davos around 1910 Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-02-04, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ...


Gault was drafted in 1983, played with the Bears until 1988 and then was traded to the Los Angeles Raiders (now Oakland Raiders). He retired in the early 1990s and is pursuing an acting career in Hollywood. He portrayed Willie the Sweeper in the NBC series the Pretender. He also appears rarely on "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" on Nickelodeon as a sportscaster. City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Pretender is an American television series that aired on NBC for four seasons between 1996 and 2000. ...


Subsequently, Gault became one of the foremost entrepreneurs among former professional athletes, consummating a host of transactions well known to the public including purchasing Aloha Airlines with billionaire Ron Berkle and tackling other deals that lifelong entrepreneurs only dream of. Gault is highly respected not only among the athletic community -- where at mid-life he still competes soundly against today's best -- but also among the business community where he is a guest lecturer and a highly sought-after for a variety of transactions.


Gault finished his 11 NFL seasons with 333 receptions for 6,635 yards. He also returned 9 punts for 60 yards, rushed for 154 yards, returned 45 kickoffs for 1,088 yards, and scored 45 touchdowns (44 receiving and 1 kickoff return). He still is among the highest in NFL history for yards after catch and yards per catch, and is still receiving consideration for inclusion on hall of fame ballots yearly.


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Willie Gault - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (224 words)
Willie James Gault (born September 5, 1960 in Griffin, Georgia) was a National Football League wide receiver with the 1985/86 Chicago Bears team that won Super Bowl XX.
Gault was the prototypical "speed merchant", meaning his greatest asset was his pure straight line swiftness.
Gault was drafted in 1983, played with the Bears until 1988 and then was traded to the Los Angeles Raiders (now Oakland Raiders).
Current and Former Vols Ready for USA Championships :: Willie Gault contests Master's hurdles (864 words)
Willie Gault, the standard by which all other Volunteer high hurdlers are measured, is listed as an entrant in the master's 110 hurdles at the USA championships at age 44.
Gault froze the clock at 13.26 in the 110 hurdles in 1982 to chisel a school record that still stands despite several elite hurdlers following him on The Hill.
Gault enters the meet with a season-best time of 14.52, just 19 hundredths of a second away from matching the 2005 regional qualifying standard for current collegians.
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