Billy Wilson, who led the NFL in receptions three times in the 1950s despite playing in the shadow of the 49ers’ famed “Million Dollar Backfield,” died this morning. He was 81.
30 40 years. After his playing career, he took positions with the club in coaching, scouting and public relations.
“When you look at what Billy accomplished in his 10 years as a 49ers player, it’s quite remarkable,” 49ers owner John and Denise York said in a statement. “Considered as one of the greatest wide receivers to ever play the game, Billy’s impact on the 49ers organization is far-reaching, not only as player, but also as a coach and administrator. We are grateful for all of Billy’s contributions and he will be missed.”
The late Bill Walsh campaigned several years for
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