The Gentle Heart of Larry Wilson

(Editors Note: This was a feature in the December 17, 1972 edition of Pro! Magazine written by St. Louis Post Dispatch writer Robert Sanford. It was Larry’s last NFL game and he was featured on the cover..)

Larry Wilson salutes the Big Red crowd after playing his last NFL game in 1972.

5 thoughts on “The Gentle Heart of Larry Wilson

  1. I’m proud to say I’m from Rigby, Idaho, where Larry Wilson is a hometown hero. He is truly one of a kind, and I for one, am proud to say that I graduated from the same high school as the great Larry Wilson. I would like to see a movie made of his life as it truly would be an inspiration for many a young athlete, as well as any young teen that needs a great example In their life. Larry is a kind, gentle giant of a man, not in stature, but in gentle kindness and courage

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  2. Larry’s name was removed from the Rigby High School football field in the 80’s by the school board at the time. Years have been spent trying to get his name back on the field where it belongs. I am currently heading up a committee for another run at the school board. What a travesty to have a man like Larry for high school students to look up to , admire for his kindness, humility, academics, perseverance, determination, and grit, and then have his name not only tossed aside but then later the field was renamed for someone else! Any help you could give us would be much appreciated. The students of Rigby high school need to know who Larry Wilson is!

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