Bill Stanfill played defensive tackle for Georgia,
made all-Southeastern Conference three times and was
All-America his senior year in 1968. He won the
Outland Trophy as the nation's best interior lineman
and was Academic All- America. He was Georgia's
captain and most valuable player in 1968. Later he
was named to the Southeastern Conference 25-year
His coach, Vince Dooley, called him "the best
defensive lineman I ever had." Georgia's record in
his time was 25-6-2 with conference championships
in 1966 and 1968 and three bowl games--the Cotton,
Liberty, and Sugar Bowls. William Thomas Stanfill
was born January 13, 1947, in Cairo, Georgia.
He was a three-sport star at Cairo High School.
In football he was All-State. In basketball,
his team won the state championship in 1965 and he
was named the tournament's most valuable player.
In track, he won the state discus throw three times
and the shot put once.
He played college football with 245 pounds on his
6'5" frame. He followed his Georgia career with
an 8-year term as a star for the Miami Dolphins.
After football, Stanfill went into the real estate
business in Albany, Georgia.