FAY "MULE" WILSON
September 10, 1901 - July 18, 1937
Fay "Mule" Wilson was one of Honey Grove's greatest athletes. A Honey Grove, Texas native, he was a Honey Grove High School graduate. The 1921-22 H.G.H.S. team played Oak Cliff for the state championship on November 22, 1921. The first game was tied 0-0, but the second fame ended 7-0 in favor of Oak Cliff. Wilson was the quarterback for the team.
"Mule" then went on to captain the Texas A&M Aggie football team. He was named to the All-Southwest Team while at A&M. He then joined the Buffalo and Kansas City teams in the fledgling National Football League in 1926. He was recruited to play for the New York Giants in 1927 and left there in 1930 to play for the Green Bay Packers (1930-1931). He played for two other NFL teams until 1933, when he retired from football
The Giants were one of the powerhouse-teams of the NFL. Wilson scored six touchdowns as a wing-back, and played a decisive role in the Giants' defense as a defensive back that year, as the New Yorkers capped off a 11-1-1 season to clinch the Football World Championship.
He died of heart failure in 1937 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Honey Grove with a tombstone capped with a football. That football was stolen in recent years.
For "Mule" Wilson stats go to this link
Wilson Marker, before ball was stolen.
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