American Football Database
Billy Neighbors
Position(s) : Guard Jersey #(s):
73, 63
Born: (1940-02-04)February 4, 1940
Died: April 30, 2012(2012-04-30) (aged 72)
Career Information
Year(s): 19621969
AFL Draft: 1962 / Round: 6 / Pick: 46
NFL Draft: 1962 / Round: 4 / Pick: 43
(By the Washington Redskins)
College: Alabama
Professional Teams
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Career Highlights and Awards
  • AFL Allstar (1963)
  • Boston Patriots 1960s All-Decade Team

William Wesley "Billy" Neighbors (February 4, 1940 – April 30, 2012) was an American football guard who played in the American Football League from (1962–1969). Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, he played college football at the University of Alabama where he was an All-American, and was selected in sixth round of the 1962 AFL Draft. Neighbors was also drafted in the fourth round of the 1962 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.

Neighbors was selected to the Boston Patriots All-1960s (AFL) Team and was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

His son, Wes Neighbors, was an Alabama All-SEC center from 1984 to 1986.

Neighbors died of a heart attack in 2012.[1]


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