Stits on a 1954 Bowman football card
Date of birth: (1931-07-26)July 26, 1931
Place of birth: Lomita, California
Date of death: December 5, 2011(2011-12-05) (aged 80)[1]
Place of death: Palm Desert, California
Career information
Position(s): Safety
NFL Draft: 1954 / Round: 4 / Pick: 44
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1 (1954)
Playing stats at

William David Stits (July 26, 1931 – December 5, 2011) was an American football safety in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, and New York Giants. He played college football at the University of California, Los Angeles and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1954 NFL Draft.


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