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Billy "Curly" Vessels
Birth: Mar. 22, 1931
Cleveland County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 2001
Coral Gables
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA

He was the elusive Oklahoma University halfback who won the 1952 Heisman Trophy. He was also named a 1952 All-American. A leg injury ended his brief professional career with the Baltimore Colts and the Canadian Football League. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Frank Vessels (1894 - 1961)
  Veo Merle Vessels (1895 - 1991)
 
 Siblings:
  Bobbie Jean Vessels Denbo (1926 - 1955)*
  Jack Lee Vessels (1928 - 1981)*
  Billy Vessels (1931 - 2001)
  Donnie Vessels (1933 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Plot: Ashes scattered over Owen Field at Oklahoma University
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Nov 27, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6000641
Billy Curly Vessels
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Billy Curly Vessels
Added by: Ron Moody
 
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- Bunny
 Added: Mar. 22, 2016
Boomer Sooners!
- Billy R. Edgar
 Added: Dec. 30, 2015
Rest in peace, Curly.
- Sharon
 Added: Nov. 17, 2015
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