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Bill Forester

George William Forester

Position: LB-MG-DT
Height: 6-3    Weight: 237 lbs.

Born: August 9, 1932 in Dallas, TX
Died: April 27, 2007 in Dallas, TX
High School: Woodrow Wilson
College: SMU   (school history)
Drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 3rd round (31st overall) of the 1953 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 48 (1568th overall since 1950)

Relatives: Brother of Herschel Forester
4-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #272. Billy Howton… #273. Aaron Smith… #274. Sherrill Headrick… #275. BILL FORESTER… #276. Aeneas Williams… #277. Milt Plum… #278. Steve Hutchinson… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1953 21 GNB MG 69 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
1954 22 GNB LLB 69 12 1 21 0 21 0
1955 23 GNB MG 69 12 4 32 0 17 0 0 1 0 0 0
1956 24 GNB MG 69 12 4 35 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
1957 25 GNB RLB 69 12 4 79 0 37 0 0 1 4 45 0
1958 26 GNB RLB 69 12 0 0 1 0 0
1959* 27 GNB RLB 71 12 2 48 0 34 0 0 1 3 0 0 1
1960*+ 28 GNB RLB 71 12 2 18 0 15 0 13
1961*+ 29 GNB RLB 71 14 2 33 0 33 0 12
1962*+ 30 GNB RLB 71 14 0 0 2 0 0 17
1963 31 GNB RLB 71 14 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 9
Career 138 21 279 0 37 0 0 3 15 45 0 1 51

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1953 21 GNB MG 69 12 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
1954 22 GNB LLB 69 12 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
1955 23 GNB MG 69 12 3 52 0 20 17.3 52
1956 24 GNB MG 69 12 4 36 0 17 9.0 36
1957 25 GNB RLB 69 12 4 57 0 27 14.3 57
1958 26 GNB RLB 69 12 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
1960*+ 28 GNB RLB 71 12 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
1961*+ 29 GNB RLB 71 14 3 55 0 20 18.3 55
Career 138 1 7 0 7 7.0 17 236 0 27 13.9 243

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1959* 27 GNB RLB 71 12 1 2
Career 138 1 2

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams