Bill Austin

Bill Austin

Infobox NFL PlayerCoach

Name=Bill Austin
|DateOfBirth=birth date and age|1928|10|18
Birthplace=San Pedro, CA
Position=Head Coach
Offensive lineman
College=Oregon State
DraftedRound=13 / Pick 126
teams=New York Giants
coachingteams=Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins

William Lee Austin (born October 18, 1928 in San Pedro, California) is a former NFL player and coach, having played for the New York Giants for 7 seasons (1949-50, 1953-57) and served as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1966 to 1968.

Bill played for Oregon State University in college, earning All-Coast honors as a tackle in 1948. He also played in the 1949 East-West Shrine Game.

Austin coached for the Green Bay Packers during their "dynasty" years of the mid 1960s before becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers head coach. During his years with the Steelers he failed in producing a winning season, going 11-28-3. He was replaced in 1969 by the legendary Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll. Austin coached the 1970 Washington Redskins after the death of the legendary Vince Lombardi for a single season before retiring from football.

He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1982.

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