Wooky Roberts
No. 11, 3, 2, 5     
Fullback, Tailback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1897-09-01)September 1, 1897
Place of birth: Elmwood, Illinois
Date of death: August 28, 1951(1951-08-28) (aged 53)
Place of death: Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Navy
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Canton Bulldogs (1922–1923)
Career highlights and awards
* 4× NFL Champion (1922, 1923, 1924, 1926)
Games played     36
Games started     28
Stats at
Stats at

Wolcott A. "Wooky" Roberts (September 1, 1897 – August 28, 1951) was a professional American football player during the early years of the National Football League (NFL). Roberts won two NFL championships with the Canton Bulldogs in 1922 and 1923, one with the Cleveland Bulldogs in 1924, and another with the Frankford Yellow Jackets in 1926.

He played college football for the Navy Midshipmen football team while attending the United States Naval Academy. After the 1918 season, he was selected as a consensus first-team halfback on the 1918 College Football All-America Team.[1]

Before enrolling at the Naval Academy, Roberts was a student at Colgate University. After completing his service in the Navy, he worked as a structural engineer with the Industrial Power Equipment Company in Philadelphia. He died at his home in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, in August 1951 at age 53.[2]


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