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Bill Pellington

PositionLinebacker
Number65, 36
Birth DateSeptember 25, 1927
Paterson, New Jersey
Death DateApril 27, 1994(age 66)
Baltimore, Maryland
Debutyear1953
Finalyear1964
CollegeRutgers
Teams * Baltimore Colts (1953-1964)
Stat1labelGames played
Stat1value141
Stat2labelInterceptions
Stat2value21
Stat3labelFumble Recoveries
Stat3value14
NflPEL519110
Highlights * Second-team All-Pro selection (1964)

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William Pellington (September 25, 1927 - April 27, 1994) was a linebacker who played 12 seasons in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts. Known for his aggressive style and neck-tie tackles, Pellington was a mainstay with the Colts teams that captured league championships in the 1958 and 1959 seasons.

Pellington died in 1994 as a result of complications from Alzheimer's disease. His son is film and music video director Mark Pellington.

Pellington also owned the Iron Horse restaurant in Timonium, Maryland. Opened in 1963, they served large size portions of almost everything on the menu since he served many of the Colts players. Category:1927 births

Category:1994 deaths

Category:American football linebackers

Category:Rutgers Scarlet Knights football players

Category:Baltimore Colts players










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