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Amos Bullocks

Amos Bullocks
No. 22, 49
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1939-02-07) February 7, 1939
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Dunbar (IL)
College: Southern Illinois
NFL draft: 1962 / Round: 20 / Pick: 270
AFL draft: 1962 / Round: 10 / Pick: 706
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games: 34
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Amos Bullocks (February 7, 1939) is a former professional American football player who played running back for the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Southern Illinois University.

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • Professional career 2
    • Dallas Cowboys 2.1
    • BC Lions (CFL) 2.2
    • Montreal Alouettes (CFL) 2.3
    • Pittsburgh Steelers 2.4
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Early years

Bullocks attended Dunbar High School, before moving on to Southern Illinois University. He finished ranked first in school history in career rushing yards (2,441) and career touchdowns (32). He was twice named honorable-mention Little All-American.

In 1981 he was inducted into the Southern Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame.[1]

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Bullocks was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the tenth round of the 1962 AFL Draft and was also selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the twentieth round of the 1962 NFL Draft.

He chose to sign with the Cowboys and played predominantly on special teams. In 1964, he contracted hepatits and was placed on the injured reserve list.[2]

The Cowboys selected Bill Frank in the 18th round of the 1963 NFL Draft, but because he was still under contract in the Canadian Football League, the Cowboys had to additionally trade running back Bullocks to the BC Lions in exchange for Frank's playing rights on February 5, 1965.[3]

BC Lions (CFL)

Bullocks broke his ankle in the ninth game of the 1965 season after gaining 215 rushing yards (4.8 avg). He was waived on July 27, 1966.[4]

Montreal Alouettes (CFL)

After being announced that the Montreal Alouettes signed Bullocks on August 5, 1966,[5] the team decided 5 days later not to follow through with the contract.[6]

Pittsburgh Steelers

While being out of football, Bullocks wrote a letter to head coach Bill Austin asking for a trial and subsequently was signed to the team's taxi squad.[7] He was later promoted to the regular roster and in the last game of the 1966 season against the Atlanta Falcons, he recorded 83 yards on 29 carries and one touchdown. He was placed on the injured reserve list with a back injury on August 29, 1967.[8]

References

  1. ^ http://www.siusalukis.com/hallfame/hof-1981.html
  2. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=861&dat=19640919&id=RlFIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=RUsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1901,2117299
  3. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19650206&id=d_8pAAAAIBAJ&sjid=lScEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7441,1963551
  4. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2194&dat=19660728&id=ZsgyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4-wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2586,3848173
  5. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1946&dat=19660806&id=XsQtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=r58FAAAAIBAJ&pg=6826,1092026
  6. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1946&dat=19660811&id=YsQtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=r58FAAAAIBAJ&pg=5915,1892538
  7. ^ Steelers sign Jim Bradshaw
  8. ^ Steelers place Gros, Bullocks on reserve list

External links

  • Southern Illinois Hall of Fame bio
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