Ralph Wilson American Football Player

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. (born October 17, 1918) is the founder, owner and president of NFL's Buffalo Bills. He was one of the founding owners of the American Football League, the league that the NFL merged with in 1970, and is the last of the original AFL owners still owning his team in its original city. He is the oldest owner in the National Football League, at age 93. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 8, 2009. Wilson grew up in Detroit, Michigan, graduated from the University of Virginia and attended the University of Michigan Law School. At the University of Virginia he joined the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He is a World War II veteran. After the war ended, he took over the successful insurance business of his father and invested in Michigan area mines and factories. He eventually purchased several manufacturing outlets, construction firms, and radio stations, and founded Ralph Wilson Industries. A minority owner of the Detroit Lions, Wilson got wind of Lamar Hunt's plans for a new league, the American Football League, to challenge the NFL. He tried to put together a team in Miami, but was turned down. His next choice was Buffalo.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 17th, 1918
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
March 25th, 2014 at age of 95
Place of death
Grosse Pointe Shores
Cause of death
Natural causes
Places lived
Columbus , Ohio
pop. 822,553 (2013)

Family

Spouse
Children

Education

1. University of Virginia Colleges/University

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA or Virginia) is a public research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. Conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819, it is one of the eight U.S. Public Ivy universities.

Institution info

Type Public university
Endowment
2012. 4.73 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1819
Headquarters
400 Ray C. Hunt Drive, 22902 - Charlottesville, Virginia
Undergraduates
2012. 14,641
2010. 15,595
2009. 15,550
Postgraduates
2012. 6,454
2010. 8,796
Acceptance rate
2013. 28.3 %
2012. 27.0 %
2011. 33.3 %
2010. 33.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 13.2 K $
2011. 11.8 K $
2010. 10.8 K $
2009. 9.87 K $
2008. 9.49 K $
Official web page www.virginia.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Virginia connected by profession and/or age

b. 1983., American Football Player
b. 1984., American Football Player
b. 1987., American Football Player
b. 1986., American Football Player
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b. 1980., American Football Player
b. 1952., American Football Player
b. 1977., American Football Player

Hall of fame induction

Hall of fame Induction date Other inductees
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2009
inducted 2014
inducted 2014
inducted 2014
inducted 2014

Namesakes

1.Ralph Wilson Stadium

Sports Facility
Ralph Wilson Stadium is an outdoor football stadium in the northeastern United States, located in Orchard Park, New York, a suburb south of Buffalo. Opened 41 years ago in 1973, it is the home of the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. The stadium was renamed in 1998 for team founder and then-owner Ralph Wilson.
Located in Geolocation Opened Official website
Orchard Park
42.774,-78.787
1973-08-17

Wikipedia

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