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George Wilson (American football coach)


George Wilson (American football coach)

George Wilson
Personal information
Date of birth February 3, 1914
Place of birth Chicago, Illinois
Date of death November 23, 1978(1978-11-23) (aged 64)
Place of death Chicago, Illinois
Career information
Position(s) End
College Northwestern
Head coaching record
Career record 68-84-8
Playing stats DatabaseFootball
Coaching stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
1937-1946 Chicago Bears
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
Detroit Lions
Miami Dolphins

George Wilson (February 3, 1914 – November 23, 1978) was a professional football end and later a coach for the National Football League's Detroit Lions and the American Football League's Miami Dolphins.

He attended Northwestern University and played professionally 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. As of 2013, it is the last NFL championship won by the Lions. He was replaced following the 1964 season and spent one year as an assistant coach for the Washington Redskins before being named the first ever head coach of the American Football League expansion franchise, the Miami Dolphins, in 1966.[1] After four losing seasons in Miami he was replaced with former Baltimore Colts coach Don Shula after the 1969-70 season.

In 1980, Wilson was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.[2]

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

See also


  1. ^ "Historical Highlights (1965-69)". Miami Dolphins. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
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