Gary Wisener

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Gary Wisener
No. 84, 22
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:(1938-08-24)August 24, 1938
Warren, Arkansas
Died:December 7, 2020(2020-12-07) (aged 82)
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Fort Smith (AR)
College: Baylor
AFL draft: 1960  / Round: 2
Pick: First Selections
(by the Boston Patriots)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:15
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Gary Gayle Wisener (August 24, 1938 – December 7, 2020) was an American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He also was a member of the Houston Oilers in the American Football League, during their second AFL Championship season. He played college football at Baylor University.

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Early years

Wisener attended Fort Smith High School before moving on to Baylor University.

He became a starter as a senior at left offensive end. [1] During the 1960 Southwest Conference Track and Field Championships, he won first place in the javelin competition, [2] while also placing in the broad jump and the high hurdles.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Wisener was selected by the Boston Patriots in the 1960 AFL Draft, but instead chose to sign with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys as a free agent. [3] In training camp he was limited by a cut heel he suffered while taking a shower.

He made the team and was a part of the franchise's inaugural season, playing mainly as a backup safety in 10 games (3 starts). He was waived on September 5, 1961.

Houston Oilers

On September 22, 1961, he was signed by the Houston Oilers and was a part of the team that won the American Football League Championship. He was released on August 21, 1962. [4]

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References

  1. "Ply Moved Up To No. 1 QB" . Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  2. "Hall of Fame Profile: Billy Hollis" . Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  3. "Gary Wisener profile" . Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  4. "Pros Cut Vets As Teams Pare For Pay Play" . Retrieved February 3, 2020.