American Football Database
American Football Database
Manch Wheeler
No. 12
Personal information
Born:(1939-03-02)March 2, 1939
Augusta, Maine
Died:August 11, 2018(2018-08-11) (aged 79)
Augusta, Maine
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Phillips Academy
(Andover, Massachusetts)
Career history
* Buffalo Bills (1962)
Career NFL statistics
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Manchester Haynes Wheeler (March 2, 1939 – August 11, 2018) was an American football quarterback. He played college football at the University of Maine, serving as a versatile utility player who kicked and played defense in addition to quarterbacking in a brief revival of the one-platoon system era. He played four games in the American Football League with the Buffalo Bills, serving as backup to Jack Kemp, before the team signed Daryle Lamonica the following season.[1] He spent much of the next several years as a quarterback in the minor leagues; his most successful season was in 1968, where, largely acting as a game manager in a run-heavy offense that included Marv Hubbard and Mel Meeks, he led the Hartford Knights to a 15-1 season before being unceremoniously benched in the Atlantic Coast Football League championship in favor of rookie Dick Faucette.[2] Following that season, he left to join his final team, the Continental Football League's Portland Loggers.[3]

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