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George Webster


George Delano Webster

Inducted 1987

Date of Birth



Anderson, SC


Michigan State University (1964-1966)


When George Webster played at Michigan State, his coach, Duffy Daugherty, said of George, "He doesn't tackle people. He explodes them!" Daugherty added, "George was the greatest football player I ever coached." At Michigan State, Webster was twice a unanimous All-America selection. Webster was captain of the team and under his leadership the Spartans were ranked first in the nation in 1965 and second in 1966. Michigan State thought so much of the star linebacker that after his college career ended the University retired his jersey number, only the second jersey retired in MSU history. In addition, he was selected to MSU's All-Time Team. After his Spartan career was over, Webster was the first draft choice of the Houston Oilers. Webster was AFC Rookie of the Year. He played five years with Houston, then 1972 and 1973 with Pittsburgh and three seasons with the New England Patriots. After his football days ended, Webster was named athletic director of Gulf Coast Community Services, Houston, working every day with underprivileged children.


Height 6'4

Weight 218

Career Highlights

  • 1966 All-Conference
  • 1966 Unanimous All-America
  • 1965 All-Conference
  • 1965 Unanimous All-America
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