American Football Database
Billy Wells
No. 41, 24, 27
Personal information
Born:(1931-12-07)December 7, 1931
Menominee, Michigan
Died:December 25, 2001(2001-12-25) (aged 70)
Altadena, California
Career information
High school:Menominee (MI)
College:Michigan State
NFL Draft:1954 / Round: 5 / Pick: 55
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 1954 1957)
Career highlights and awards
* Pro Bowl selection (1954)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:1,384
Receiving yards:725
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

William Prescott Wells (December 7, 1931 – December 25, 2001) was an American football halfback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He also played in the American Football League (AFL) for the Boston Patriots. Wells played college football at Michigan State University and was drafted in the fifth round of the 1954 NFL Draft.

Wells later moved to Southern California. He formed a Dixieland band called Billy and his Bachelors. He also acted in a few television shows including Manhunt and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.[1] Wells died on Christmas Day, December 25, 2001, just 3½ weeks after his 70th birthday.[2]


  1. WHERE ARE YOU NOW? Billy Wells. Green Bay Press Gazette, Sunday September 10, 1978
  2. Wells remembered for 1954 Rose Bowl. Associated Press. Tuesday, January 1, 2002

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