Bill Dellastatious

Team
Detroit Lions
Date Range
1946
Position
Tailback

Bio

  • 8th overall pick in the 1946 NFL draft
  • Dellastatious was Mizzou’s second-ever first-round draft pick (in an era where there were single-digit teams) and their last one for 20 years.
  • His athleticism from the halfback position intrigued the Detroit Lions, who took him eighth overall in the 1946 NFL Draft.
  • Instead of a long pro career, Dellastatious represented Mizzou in the coaching ranks. He was Florida golf coach in the late-1940s, then head football coach at Missouri State in the mid-1950s.