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Bill Wightkin

William John Wightkin

Position: T-DE-E
Height: 6-3    Weight: 235 lbs.

Born: July 28, 1927 in Detroit, MI
Died: January 25, 1997 in Westchester, IL
High School: Catholic Central
College: Notre Dame   (school history)
Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 8th round (79th overall) of the 1949 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 0 (14415th overall since 1950)
1-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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Bill Wightkin Career Touchdown Log

Output includes all games from 1940 to 2013.

4 Touchdowns

2 Receiving, 1 Fumble Recovery Return, 1 Blocked Punt Return, 2 Go-Ahead, 2 Tying, Long of 29 yards
Year Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
19522
19511
19531
Bears4
49ers3
Lions1
Road3
Home1
Sunday4
1st1
2nd1
4th2
3 or fewer yards2
20-29 yards2
Bob Williams1
Steve Romanik1

Regular Season

Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1951 5 1951-10-28 CHI @ DET W 28-23 4 Blocked Punt Return 3 Tied 21-21 Lead 28-21*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
2 1952 6 1952-11-02 CHI @ SFO W 20-17 2 Receiving 29 Bob Williams Trail 3-10 Tied 10-10
3 1952 6 1952-11-02 CHI @ SFO W 20-17 4 Receiving 21 Steve Romanik Trail 10-17 Tied 17-17
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
4 1953 4 1953-10-18 CHI SFO L 28-35 1 Fumble Recovery Return Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*