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Wimpy Winther
Center (American football)
Personal information
Date of birth: (1947-10-22) October 22, 1947 (age 72)
Place of birth: Charles City, Iowa
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 261 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: Mississippi
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 4 / Pick: 88
Debuted in 1971 for the Green Bay Packers
Last played in 1972 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Career NFL statistics as of 1972
Games played     16
Stats at

Wimpy Winther is a former center in the National Football League. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 1971 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints and played that season with the Green Bay Packers.[1] The following season he would play with the Saints.


Richard, nicknamed Wimpy, is married to Sandra Winther. He is the father of three children: Matthew (married to Tracey Winther and fathers Zach & Josh), Ashley (married to Geoff) and Abby. After his professional football career ended, Wimpy spent a short period of time in banking. Afterwards, he began teaching and coaching at Shelby County High School in Shelby County, Alabama. Later on, he transferred to Rudd Middle School in Pinson, Alabama where he taught health and education and coached various sports including football, wrestling, baseball and basketball. After 19 years at Rudd Middle School, Wimpy retired at the early age of 61. He still lives in Birmingham, Alabama and spends the majority of his days with his family.

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