Billy Ard
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1959-03-12) March 12, 1959 (age 61)
Place of birth: East Orange, New Jersey
Career information
College: Wake Forest
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 8 / Pick: 221
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 1981)
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl Champion (XXI)
Games     148
Games Started     123

William Donovan "Billy" Ard (born March 12, 1959 in East Orange, New Jersey) is a former American football guard in the National Football League for the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers. He played college football at Wake Forest University and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1981 NFL Draft. He won the Super Bowl with the Giants in 1987.

Ard grew up in Watchung, New Jersey, where he attended Watchung Hills Regional High School. He lives in Watchung, New Jersey and works as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley. Bill's other son, Brendan, broke records at his sport of choice, wrestling.[1][2]


  1. Litsky, Frank. "SPORTS WORLD SPECIALS: FOOTBALL; Happy Packer", The New York Times, March 12, 1990. Accessed June 30, 2008. "From 1981 through 1988, Ard was a starting guard for the Giants. He was a New Jerseyan through and through. He was raised in Watchung, he lives in Watchung and in the off season he is a stockbroker in Westfield. Billy has 5 kids. Billy's son has had great success in wrestling- as he is the New Jersey State Champion at 171lbs in 2008."
  2. Billy Ard Script error, database Football. Accessed June 30, 2008.

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