Billy Lothridge was born on Thursday, January 01, 1942 in Cleveland, GA and he was a famous passionate NFL player.
Biography and Career:
Billy (William Lamar) Lothridge was a star high school football player at Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Ga. He was recruited to Georgia Tech by legendary coach Bobby Dodd. Billy's pal Bill Martin went with him to Tech. Both young men played all-American caliber football for the Jackets. Billy quarterbacked the 1962 team that upset undefeated, untied defending national champions Alabama coached by Bear Bryant starring Joe Namath and LeRoy Jordan. Billy was not only a great quarterback he was a fine punter and place kicker. Billy twice finished in the top 10 voting for the Hiesman, finishing 2nd to Roger Staubach of Navy in 1963. The
only opponent Navy and Tech had in common that year was Duke. The Duke players voted to the man the best player they faced that year was Billy Lothridge. Billy went on to play pro football but he did not play quarterback in the pros as he only had one kidney, but he was one of the leading punters for nearly a decade, topping off his career by punting for the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins. Billy died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 54. He was the best college football player this writer ever saw.
Life in Brief:
- Being born on Jan 01, Billy was a Capricorn. - he was 6'2'' (188 cm) tall. - his weight was 194 lbs (88 kg). - he has a gaming experience of 9 years. - Billy attended the Georgia Tech University.
Years and teams he played for:
- in 1972 for Miami Dolphins - in 1971 for Atlanta Falcons - in 1970 for Atlanta Falcons - in 1969 for Atlanta Falcons - in 1968 for Atlanta Falcons - in 1967 for Atlanta Falcons - in 1966 for Atlanta Falcons - in 1965 for Los Angeles Rams - in 1964 for Dallas Cowboys