Tulane Football All-Americans

Tulane Football All-Americans
Willis ?Bill? Banker ? 1929 ? Back

Bill Banker, known as the ?Blond Blizzard? because of the thick mane of light hair that was so visible to spectators as he raced helmetless through opposing defenses, was the first in a long line of Tulane greats from Lake Charles, La. He remains the all-time leading scorer in Tulane football history with 263 points and is second in career rushing with 2,516 yards. Banker helped Tulane to an undefeated 9-0 season in 1929 as the Green Wave outscored its opposition, 297-45. He was inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1977 and also is a member of the Tulane, Greater New Orleans and Louisiana sports halls of fame. Banker died in 1985.
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