Wide receiver, American football player
Who is Billy Howton?
William Harris "Billy" Howton is a former American football end who played 12 seasons in the National Football League in the 1950s and early 1960s. He played college football for Rice University. He caught a total 503 career passes for a total of 8,459 yards. In doing so, he surpassed then leader Don Hutson to become the all-time leader in receptions and yardage. Despite this, he has yet to be named a finalist in Pro Football Hall of Fame balloting. He retired in 1963 after four years with the Dallas Cowboys. He caught 13 touchdown passes in his 1952 rookie season. On October 21, 1956, Howton caught seven passes for a total of 257 yards against the Los Angeles Rams.
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