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Bill McColl


William Frazer McColl, Jr.

Inducted 1973

Date of Birth



San Diego, CA


Stanford University (1949-1951)


Bill McColl, twice a consensus All-America end at Stanford and later a standout pro with the Chicago Bears, could have written one of football's great biographies. He chose, instead, to ease the pain and suffering of hundreds in the mission fields of Korea. There, Dr. Bill McColl dedicated his life to work among Korea's lepers and deformed children. In Palo Alto, Bill McColl was one of Stanford's greatest players. As a child he won the San Diego's Soap Box Derby. In high school, he was an honors student and Southern California's Schoolboy Athlete of the Year in 1948. He placed fourth in the 1951 Heisman Trophy balloting. He accepted a contract with the Chicago Bears, which allowed him to complete his medical training at the University of Chicago. He became an orthopedic surgeon and made the decision to become a missionary doctor.


Height 6'4

Weight 225

Career Highlights

  • 1951 Consensus All-America
  • 1951 Heisman - Fourth
  • 1950 Consensus All-America
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