Billy Wade

William James Wade Jr.
Born: October 4, 1930
Nashville, TN USA
Deceased: March 9, 2016
Position: QB
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 202
College: Vanderbilt
High School: Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, TN)
Career: 1954-1966
Drafted: 1952 in Round 1, #1 overall by the Los Angeles Rams

Billy Wade played from 1954 to 1966 during his career with the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears. Wade threw for 18,530 yards in his career, completing 1,370 of 2,523 passes with 124 touchdowns and 134 interceptions. He also ran for 1,334 yards in 318 attempts with 24 rushing touchdowns.

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1954NFL Los Angeles Rams593152.55098.623.411.748 86.1
1955NFL Los Angeles Rams713143.73164.511.434.225 44.1
1956NFL Los Angeles Rams1789151.114618.2105.6137.376 67.2
1957NFL Los Angeles Rams241041.71164.814.214.235 53.5
1958NFL Los Angeles Rams34118153.128758.4185.3226.593 72.2
1959NFL Los Angeles Rams26115358.620017.7124.6176.572 71.1
1960NFL Los Angeles Rams18210658.212947.1126.6116.063 77.0
1961NFL Chicago Bears25013955.622589.0228.8135.298 93.7
1962NFL Chicago Bears41222554.631727.7184.4245.873 70.0
1963NFL Chicago Bears35619253.923016.5154.2123.463 74.0
1964NFL Chicago Bears32718255.719445.9134.0144.368 68.6
1965NFL Chicago Bears412048.82045.000.024.929 43.1
1966NFL Chicago Bears21942.9793.800.014.814 33.6


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1954NFL Los Angeles Rams281906.835 1
1955NFL Los Angeles Rams11433.914 0
1956NFL Los Angeles Rams26933.633 3
1957NFL Los Angeles Rams155.00
1958NFL Los Angeles Rams42902.122 2
1959NFL Los Angeles Rams25953.817 2
1960NFL Los Angeles Rams261716.666 2
1961NFL Chicago Bears452555.729 2
1962NFL Chicago Bears401463.621 5
1963NFL Chicago Bears451322.917 6
1964NFL Chicago Bears24964.031 1
1965NFL Chicago Bears5183.616 0
Totals31813344.266 24


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1960NFL Los Angeles Rams10 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1954NFL Los Angeles Rams10006
1956NFL Los Angeles Rams300018
1958NFL Los Angeles Rams200012
1959NFL Los Angeles Rams200012
1960NFL Los Angeles Rams2000012
1961NFL Chicago Bears200012
1962NFL Chicago Bears500030
1963NFL Chicago Bears600036
1964NFL Chicago Bears10006

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1954NFLLos Angeles Rams101
1955NFLLos Angeles Rams70
1956NFLLos Angeles Rams128
1957NFLLos Angeles Rams50
1958NFLLos Angeles Rams1212
1959NFLLos Angeles Rams129
1960NFLLos Angeles Rams116
1961NFLChicago Bears139
1962NFLChicago Bears1414
1963NFLChicago Bears1414
1964NFLChicago Bears1110
1965NFLChicago Bears52
1966NFLChicago Bears20


1962 - The Sporting News All-Conference (1st Team)
1963 - The Sporting News All-Conference (1st Team)