Billy Wayte

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Billy Wayte
Born: (1938-07-03) July 3, 1938 (age 82)
San Mateo, California
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status National
Position(s) Defensive back, Running Back
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight191 lb (87 kg)
College Fresno State
Career history
As player
19611964 Montreal Alouettes
19651966 Hamilton Tiger Cats
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1965
CFL East All-Star 1965

Billy Wayte was a Canadian Football League player whose main position was defensive back. [1] He played for 2 teams from 1961 to 1966 and was part of the Hamilton Tiger Cats' 53rd Grey Cup-winning team in 1965.

After playing college football at Fresno State, Billy Wayte joined the Montreal Alouettes in 1961 and remained with them until 1964, mostly playing at the defensive back position, but also occasionally as a punt and kick returner. In 1963, he intercepted 5 passes, his highest total as an Alouette. In those four years, he only missed one game. In 1965, Wayte was traded to the Hamilton Tiger Cats, where he remained for two years, playing in all 14 games during both seasons. In 1965, he led the eastern conference with 9 interceptions, which helped Hamilton win the Grey Cup. That year, he was named eastern and CFL-all star. He intercepted 4 passes the following year and then abruptly retired at the young age of 27, returning to California as a high school teacher. [2]

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References

  1. "Billy Wayte Statistics on JustSportsStats.com". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  2. "The Montreal Gazette - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2014-06-05.