American Football Database
American Football Database
Wayland Becker
No. 21     
Defensive End, End, Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1910-11-02)November 2, 1910
Place of birth: Soperton, Wisconsin
Date of death: December 1, 1984(1984-12-01) (aged 74)
Place of death: Lena, Wisconsin
High School: Green Bay East High School
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
College: Marquette University
Debuted in 1934 for the Chicago Bears
Last played in 1941 for the Columbus Bullies
Career history
Roster status: retired
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 1939
Games Played     54
Receptions / Yards     28 / 422
Touchdowns     2
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Wayland Herman Becker (November 2, 1910 – December 1, 1984) was an American football player. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons.

Early life

Becker was born in Soperton, Wisconsin, and attended East High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin. While in high school, he twice led his football team to Fox River Valley conference championships, in 1928 and 1929.[1] Becker went on to attend Marquette University, where he played football and basketball, lettering twice.[2]

Football career

Becker began his NFL career with the George Halas's Chicago Bears in 1934. He played just two games for the Bears before completing the 1934 season with the Brooklyn Dodgers, with whom he stayed through the 1935 season.

In 1936 Becker went to the Green Bay Packers, where he spent the next three seasons. Those Packers teams played in the NFL Championship Game twice during his tenure, winning in 1936 and losing in 1938.

He finished his NFL career in 1939 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was released by the Pirates after two games.

In 1941 he turned up on the Columbus Bullies of the American Football League. The team won the AFL championship and Becker was named by the league's coaches as second-team All-League based on his performance that season.[3]