Warbler Wilson
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Quarterback Graduate
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Date of birth: (1878-11-28)November 28, 1878
Place of birth: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Career history
South Carolina (1896)
Sewanee (1897–1900)
Career highlights and awards
* SIAA championship (1898, 1899)

William Blackburn "Warbler" Wilson (November 28, 1878 – December 8, 1958) was a college football player and city recorder.

College footballEdit

Wilson was an All-Southern[1] quarterback.

South CarolinaEdit

Wilson came from Rock Hill, South Carolina, and played as a backup for the South Carolina Gamecocks in 1896.


In part due to Luke Lea,[2] Wilson came to Sewanee:The University of the South as a law student.[3] He was a prominent quarterback from 1897 to 1900.


In 1898 he led the Tigers to an undefeated year, playing through a broken leg in the 19–4 victory over Vanderbilt.[2]


Wilson was a key member of the undefeated 1899 "Iron Men" who won five road games by shutout in six days.[2] Supposedly he also played with a broken leg for 45 minutes in the last game of the road trip of '99, against Ole Miss.[4]


He was captain of the team in 1900.[4]

City recorderEdit

He was the first city recorder in his native town of Rock Hill.[4]


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