Bill Edwards (American football player)

  • 3x All-Pro selection (1941, 1942, 1946) 1 2 team
  • NFL 1940s All- Decade Team

William Bennett " Bill" Edwards ( born July 9, 1920 in Ireland, Texas, USA; † 19 May 2009), nicknamed Monk was an US- American football player. He played in the National Football League ( NFL) for the New York Giants on the offensive line.

Playing career

Edwards studied from 1936 to 1939 at Baylor University, where he played American football on the position of a Full Backs.

In 1940 he was drafted by the New York Giants in the 18th round to 170 place. The Giants were coached by Steve Owen and had several All-Pro players like Tuffy Leemans or Ed Danowski in their ranks. Bill Edwards was employed by the Giants on the offensive line. In 1941, Edwards was able to move with his team in the NFL playoff. The game went against the Bears with 39:7 's Chicago lost.

Edwards made ​​after the 1942 season, his military service and then returned again back in the NFL. In 1946, Edwards went with the Giants for the second time in the final. Once again, the team defeated the Bears, this time with 24:14. After the final Edwards ended his career. Until his death he lived in Pearland, Texas.


Edwards was elected three times to the All- Pro. He is a member of the NFL 1940s All- Decade Team. He was admitted his college in the Hall of Fame in 1972.