Puny Wilson

American football player

1899 –


Who is Puny Wilson?

Thomas Fred "Puny" Wilson was a well-known American football player and coach. He was an All American running back at Texas A&M University in the early 1920s under coach Dana X. Bible. Wilson graduated from Texas A&M in 1924 and was later inducted into school's hall of fame.

In 1938, Wilson became head football coach at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He compiled a 50–49–6 overall record in 11 seasons. He also briefly coached later news anchor Dan Rather.

He died after a cerebral hemmorhage in 1969. He was buried at Tyler Memorial Park in Tyler, Texas. In his later life he had worked as an real estate agent.

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Oct 31, 1899
Fannin County
Lived in
  • Texas

on July 23, 2013


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