Willie Wood

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Willie Wood
No. 24
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born:(1936-12-23)December 23, 1936
Washington, D.C.
Died:February 3, 2020(2020-02-03) (aged 83)
Washington, D.C.
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Washington (DC) Armstrong
College:Southern California
Undrafted:1960
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions:48
Interception yards:699
Def touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com

William Vernell Wood Sr. (December 23, 1936 – February 3, 2020) was an American football safety for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League (NFL). He was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[1][2]

Wood died of dementia-related problems on February 3, 2020 at an assisted living facility in Washington, D.C. at the age of 83.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Clines, Frank (August 3, 1989). "History wants him". Milwaukee Journal. p. 1C. Archived from the original on May 13, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  2. Lea, Bud (August 5, 1989). "A dream is fulfilled for Wood". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1, part 2. Archived from the original on May 17, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  3. "Former Packers safety Willie Wood dies at 83". Green Bay Packers. February 3, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2020.