Bill Wade

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Wade with Donna Reed in 1959

William James "Bill" Wade (October 4, 1930 – March 9, 2016) was an American football quarterback. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL). He was thought as one of the greatest athletes in Nashville and Vanderbilt University history.[1]

Wade was a member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. He was best known for being the starting quarterback on the Chicago Bears' 1963 NFL championship team. He also played for the Los Angeles Rams.

Wade died in Nashville, Tennessee on March 9, 2016. He was aged 85.[2]

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  1. Tenneseean Bill Wade, Vanderbilt, NFL Chicago Bears
  2. "Bill Wade, Star Quarterback Who Led Bears to the NFL Title in 1963, Dies at 85". New York Times. Retrieved March 14, 2016.