By John Turney
Today we look at George Wilson, Jr. who was the son of the expansion Dolphins coach George Sr. Wilson won the punting job for the Dolphins in 1966 and in the first two weeks he was the punter only. He'd played quarterback in college but was beaten out as a senior. With the Dolphins he played some quarterback in the preseason but was not given a quarterback number at the beginning of the season.
In game three of the 1966 season Dolphins starter Rick Norton was having a poor game (3/10 for 17 yards no touchdowns and three picks) and the Dolphins were behind 41-3. In came Wilson. Wilson did well, throwing for three touchdowns.
But the interesting note was his uniform number. It was #48. We've all seen John Hadl of the Chargers wearing his famous #21 jersey.
After Wilson's performance, he was named the starter at quarterback the following week versus the Chargers and for that game and the rest of the season, he wore #10.
|In the shotgun|
|Matte at QB wearing #41|