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Earl Faison (1939–2016)

Considered one of the first great big men in football, Faison was an All-American performer at Indiana before getting drafted by the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League (AFL). His impact was felt immediately as he was tabbed Rookie of the Year in 1961, and was a consistent All-AFL player. Along with teammate Ernie Ladd, the Chargers ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 77) in Prescott, Arizona, USA

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Known For

Natural Selection
Natural Selection Location Management
(1994)
1961 AFL Championship Game
1961 AFL Championship Game Himself - San Diego Chargers Defensive End
(1961)
1963 AFL Championship Game
1963 AFL Championship Game Himself - San Diego Chargers Defensive End
(1964)
1964 AFL Championship Game
1964 AFL Championship Game Himself - San Diego Chargers Defensive End
(1964)

Filmography

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 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Ailes
- One of Our Running Backs Is Missing (1975) ... Ailes (as O. William Faison)
 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
The Zombie
- The Zombie (1974) ... The Zombie
 1970 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Earl Bell
- Simon Legree Drysdale (1970) ... Earl Bell
- Shorty Spits the Hook (1970) ... Earl Bell
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 1994 Natural Selection (TV Movie) (location assistant - as O. William Faison)
 1994 Hot Line (TV Series) (location scout - 1 episode)
- The Homecoming (1994) ... (location scout - as William Faison)
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 1965 1965 AFL Championship Game (TV Special)
Himself - San Diego Chargers Defensive End
 1964 1964 AFL Championship Game (TV Special)
Himself - San Diego Chargers Defensive End
 1964 1963 AFL Championship Game (TV Movie)
Himself - San Diego Chargers Defensive End
 1961 1961 AFL Championship Game (TV Special)
Himself - San Diego Chargers Defensive End
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

O. William Faison | William Faison

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Trivia:

Named All-Pro AFL four times (1961, 1963, 1964 & 1965) See more »

Nickname:

Tree

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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