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Bill Stanfill

Defensive Tackle

William Thomas Stanfill

Inducted 1998

Date of Birth



Cairo, GA


University of Georgia (1966-1968)


Bill Stanfill played defensive tackle for Georgia, made all-Southeastern Conference three times and was a consensus 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. 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 followed his Georgia career with an eight-year career as a star for the Miami Dolphins. After football, Stanfill went into the real estate business in Albany, Georgia.


Height 6'5

Weight 245

Career Highlights

  • 1968 Academic All-America
  • 1968 All-Conference
  • 1968 Consensus All-America
  • 1968 Outland Trophy Winner
  • 1967 All-Conference
  • 1966 Second Team All-America
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