Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Bill Stanfill

Bill Stanfill

Details

  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • School: Georgia
  • High School: Cairo, GA (Cairo HS)
  • Years: 1966-1968
  • Inducted: 1998
  • Place of Birth: Cairo, GA
  • Date of Birth: Jan 13, 1947
  • Jersey Number: 77
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 245

Member Biography

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 all-star team. 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.