Bill Budness

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Bill Budness
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born:(1943-01-30)January 30, 1943
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Died:January 24, 2018(2018-01-24) (aged 74)
Georgetown, Delaware
Career information
High school: Chicopee (MA)
College: Boston University
AFL Draft: 1964  / Round: 4 / Pick: 31
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career professional statistics
Games played:92
Games started:4
Interceptions:3
Player stats at PFR

William Walter Budness (January 30, 1943 – January 24, 2018) was a professional American football player who played linebacker for seven seasons for the Oakland Raiders.

He played in three consecutive AFL title games (1967, 1968, and 1969), with his team winning in 1967, earning the right to play in Super Bowl II. [1]

He is considered one of the best linebackers to play for Boston University where he graduated in 1964 with a degree in Education. [2]

After retiring from professional football, he put his degree to work, teaching gym at Greenfield High School, in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

William W. Budness, son of the late William and Charlotte (Ludwin) Budness died peacefully on January 24, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones at Paradise Senior Living in Georgetown, DE. [3]


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References

  1. "Bill Budness Stats".
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-06. Retrieved 2012-08-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "William W. Budness Obituary". January 27, 2018.