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Bill Lapham

Updated: 2017-03-26T21:03Z
Bill Lapham
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Personal information
Date of birth:(1934-02-02)February 2, 1934
Place of birth:Des Moines, Iowa
Date of death:November 8, 2016(2016-11-08) (aged 82)
Place of death:Des Moines, Iowa
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:Des Moines (IA) Lincoln
NFL Draft:1958 / Round: 14 / Pick: 160
AFL draft:1960 / Round: 2
Pick: First Selections
(by the Houston Oilers)
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William Gaius Lapham (February 2, 1934 – November 8, 2016) was an American football center who played two seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings. He was drafted by the Eagles in the fourteenth round of the 1958 NFL Draft. He was also drafted by the Houston Oilers in the 1960 American Football League draft as well as by the Vikings in the 1961 NFL expansion draft. Lapham first enrolled at Drake University before transferring to the University of Iowa. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa.[1] He died in Des Moines in 2016 at the age of 82.[2]


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