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Billy Neighbors

  • Birth 4 Feb 1940 Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 30 Apr 2012 Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
  • Plot Block H, Lot 5, Space 6
  • Memorial ID 89388043

Professional Football Player. For eight seasons (1962 to 1969), he played at the right-guard position in the American Football League with the Boston Patriots and Miami Dolphins. Born William Wesley Neighbors, he made his initial mark playing football at Tuscaloosa High School (Alabama) and continued his athletics at the University of Alabama. While with the Crimson Tide, he distinguished himself as he earned consensus All-American and All-Conference honors, in addition to being named SEC Top Lineman and MVP of the Senior Bowl. Neighbors concluded his collegiate career as a key contributor to Paul 'Bear' Bryant's first national championship team in 1961. Selected by Boston during the 6th round of the 1962 AFL Draft, he appeared in 112 regular season games, receiving Pro-Bowl honors in 1963 and All-Pro status in 1964. Neighbors has the distinction of being on the Miami Dolphins' roster during their inaugural year of 1966. Following his football career, he became a successful stock broker. He was enshrined into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1983 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003. He was named to the Boston/New England Patriots 10th Anniversary team and their 1960s All-Decade squad. He died following a heart attack.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 30 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89388043
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Billy Neighbors (4 Feb 1940–30 Apr 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89388043, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .