- Bill Austin
Infobox NFL PlayerCoach
|DateOfBirth=birth date and age|1928|10|18
San Pedro, CA
DraftedRound=13 / Pick 126
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers Washington Redskins
William Lee Austin (born
October 18, 1928in San Pedro, California) is a former NFL player and coach, having played for the New York Giantsfor 7 seasons (1949-50, 1953-57) and served as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelersfrom 1966 to 1968.
Bill played for
Oregon State Universityin college, earning All-Coast honors as a tackle in 1948. He also played in the 1949 East-West Shrine Game.
Austin coached for the
Green Bay Packersduring their "dynasty" years of the mid 1960s before becoming the Pittsburgh Steelershead coach. During his years with the Steelers he failed in producing a winning season, going 11-28-3. He was replaced in 1969 by the legendary Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll. Austin coached the 1970 Washington Redskinsafter the death of the legendary Vince Lombardifor a single season before retiring from football.
He was inducted into the
Oregon Sports Hall of Famein 1982.
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