Billy Vessels

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Billy Vessels

Date of birth
Mar 22, 1931

Date of death
Nov 17, 2001 (age 70)

Ht: 6'0"Wt: 190 lbs.

Birthplace
Cleveland, OK

Hometown
Cleveland, OK

College
University of Oklahoma

High school
Cleveland

Summary
Billy Vessels (March 22, 1931, Cleveland, Oklahoma - November 17, 2001, Coral Gables, Florida) was an outstanding college football player and winner of the 1952 Heisman trophy, as well as a professional football player with the National Football League's Baltimore Colts and the Western Interprovincial Football Union's Edmonton Eskimos...
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Awards

MVP CFL
1953

Heisman Trophy
NCAA D-I FBS

1952

NCAA D-I FBS Champion (AP)
Oklahoma Sooners Football
1950

NCAA D-I FBS Champion (USA Today Coach's Poll)
Oklahoma Sooners Football
1950

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Billy Vessels (with ball) and Leon Heath (#40) (1951 Sugar Bowl).jpg
Billy Vessels (with ball) and Leon Heath (#40) (1951 Sugar Bowl).jpg
OU's future Heisman winner, Billy Vessels, prepares to pass behind blocking of Leon Heath (#40).
by thesemers Oct 11, 2010
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BALTIMORE COLTS  VS  LOS ANGELES RAMS  -  1956
BALTIMORE COLTS VS LOS ANGELES RAMS - 1956
BALTIMORE COLTS RUNNING BACK BILLY VESSELS (21) IN ACTION SCORING HIS FIRST NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE TOUCHDOWN ON A FOUR YARD RUN AGAINST THE LOS ANGELES RAMS DURING THE 25 NOVEMBER 1956 CLASH IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - DEFENDING THE PLAY ACTION FOR THE RAMS...
by F2HBANSHEE Oct 13, 2012
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BALTIMORE COLTS     -     1956
BALTIMORE COLTS - 1956
1956 BALTIMORE COLTS RUNNING BACKS ALAN AMECHE (35) (FULLBACK) AND BILLY VESSELS (21) (HALFBACK) -
by F2HBANSHEE Oct 13, 2012
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BILLY VESSELS     OKLAHOMA     1950 - 1952
BILLY VESSELS OKLAHOMA 1950 - 1952
by F2HBANSHEE Oct 12, 2012
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Updated personal notes for Billy Vessels
Edited the personal notes for Billy Vessels.
  • Added nicknames: "" CURLY ""
by F2HBANSHEE Oct 12, 2012
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BILLY VESSELS     OKLAHOMA     1950 - 1952
BILLY VESSELS OKLAHOMA 1950 - 1952
by F2HBANSHEE Oct 12, 2012
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BILLY VESSELS     OKLAHOMA     1950 - 1952
BILLY VESSELS OKLAHOMA 1950 - 1952
by F2HBANSHEE Oct 12, 2012
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BILLY VESSELS     OKLAHOMA     1950 - 1952
BILLY VESSELS OKLAHOMA 1950 - 1952
by F2HBANSHEE Oct 12, 2012
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OKLAHOMA  HEISMAN  TROPHY  WINNERS
OKLAHOMA HEISMAN TROPHY WINNERS
OKLAHOMA SOONERS HEISMAN TROPHY WINNERS - (L-TO-R) 2008 QUARTERBACK SAM BRADFORD (14), 2003 QUARTERBACK JASON WHITE (18), 1978 RUNNING BACK BILLY SIMS (20), 1952 HALFBACK BILLY VESSELS (35), 1969 FULLBACK STEVE OWENS (36) -
by F2HBANSHEE Sep 30, 2012
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BILLY VESSELS     OKLAHOMA     1950 - 1952
BILLY VESSELS OKLAHOMA 1950 - 1952
by F2HBANSHEE Sep 09, 2012
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BILLY VESSELS   OKLAHOMA   1950 - 1952
BILLY VESSELS OKLAHOMA 1950 - 1952
OKLAHOMA HALFBACK BILLY VESSELS (35), THE 1952 HEISMAN AWARD TROPHY WINNER -
by F2HBANSHEE Sep 09, 2012
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BILLY VESSELS   OKLAHOMA   1950 - 1952
BILLY VESSELS OKLAHOMA 1950 - 1952
OKLAHOMA HALFBACK BILLY VESSELS (35), THE 1952 HEISMAN AWARD TROPHY WINNER -
by F2HBANSHEE Sep 07, 2012
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Coach Bud Wilkinson and #35 Billy Vessels - 1952
Coach Bud Wilkinson and #35 Billy Vessels - 1952
Billy Vessels, University of Oklahoma (OU) college football player from 1950-1952, confers with OU coach Bud Wilkinson on the sideline. Staff photo by George Tapscott taken 11/22/52 during the OU-Nebraska game in Norman. The Sooners beat the Huskers...
by Gridiron Fan Dec 18, 2011
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Billy Vessels
Billy Vessels
by thesemers Oct 04, 2011
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Bradford Statue to be Erected August 31
OU officials have announced that they will move ahead to erect the statue on Aug. 31, with no ceremony, but will celebrate the piece when Bradford is able to attend. The statue was unveiled on May 14, at the Sooner Spectacular in Oklahoma City. Bradford was...
University of Oklahoma Athletics Department, Aug 29, 2011
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1953 Magazine Cover - Billy Vessels
1953 Magazine Cover - Billy Vessels
by tm50 Jun 09, 2011
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Billy Vessels Edmonton 1953
Billy Vessels Edmonton 1953
Billy outruns all Saskatchewan defenders as he scores for his team.the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL in league play at Taylor Field in Regina 1953
by R ungarian Jun 01, 2011
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