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Billy Vessels

Born: 22-Mar-1931
Birthplace: Cleveland, OK
Died: 17-Nov-2001
Location of death: Coral Gables, FL
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Winner, 1952 Heisman Trophy

Military service: US Army

Father: Francis Peter Vessels (1894, d. 1961)
Mother: Veo M. Turner (b. 1894, d. 1991)
Sister: Mary E.
Sister: Jossie J.
Brother: Jack E.
Wife: Suzanne (one daughter, two sons)
Daughter: Jane
Son: Chase
Son: Lance

    University: University of Oklahoma

    Florida State Official Florida Pari-Mutual Racing Commission (1976-83)
    National Association of Racing Commissioners President (1984)
    Heisman Trophy 1952
    College Football Hall of Fame 1974

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Baltimore Colts HB (1956)
    Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) HB (1953)


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