Bill Fisk

William G. Fisk (November 5, 1916 – March 28, 2007) was an American football end and defensive end who played in the National Football League (NFL) and All-America Football Conference (AAFC) from 1940 to 1948. ].[1]

Bill Fisk
Position:End, defensive end
Personal information
Born:(1916-11-05)November 5, 1916
Los Angeles, California
Died:March 28, 2007(2007-03-28) (aged 90)
Los Angeles, California
Career information
NFL Draft:1940 / Round: 3 / Pick: 21
Career history
As player:
As coach:
  • USC (1949–1956) (assistant)
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:791
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Born in Los Angeles, California, Fisk prepped at Alhambra High School and played college football at the University of Southern California (USC). He was a member of the Trojans' 1938 Rose Bowl-winning team, and was voted Most Inspirational Player on the 1939 USC Trojans football team, which own a national championship. He was one of six Trojans selected for the 1940 College All-Star Game in Chicago.

Professional football career

Fisk played for the NFL's Detroit Lions and the AAFC's San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Dons between 1940 and 1948. He was drafted in the third round of the 1940 NFL Draft by Detroit.

Later years

Fisk was an assistant coach of the USC Trojans between 1949 and 1956 under head coaches Jeff Cravath and Jess Hill. After coaching, Fisk worked in aerospace. His son Bill, Jr. was an offensive guard on USC's 1962 national championship team, and was named All-American in 1964. He served as head coach of Mt. San Antonio College for a period of time.[1]


  1. Bruce Feldman, Seto settling in at USC,, May 21, 2007, Accessed February 10, 2009.

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