To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bill Banker
"The Blonde Blizzard" c. 1929
Tulane Green Wave – No. 18
Career history
CollegeTulane (1927–1929)
Personal information
Born:(1907-04-04)April 4, 1907
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Died:September 25, 1985(1985-09-25) (aged 78)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Career highlights and awards
College Football Hall of Fame (1977)

Willis Burton "Bill" Banker (April 4, 1907 – September 25, 1985) was an American college football player and one-time vice president of Pinnacle Oil Co.[1]

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/3
    2 312
  • ✪ SPRING FOOTBALL: Postgame interview with Coach Banker 4/28/12
  • ✪ HOL: Mark Banker following Tuesday's practice
  • ✪ Bill Winters Training Highlights



Tulane University

Banker was a prominent halfback for the Tulane Green Wave football team of Tulane University from 1927 to 1929,[2] in the last leading Tulane to an undefeated season.[3] He was known as the "Blond Blizzard" due to his blond hair and playing without a helmet.[4]

During the 1929 game with Georgia Tech, Banker wore a helmet onto the field because coach Bernie Bierman threatened to yank him out of the game. But the helmet slipped over his eyes as the Yellow Jackets were preparing to kickoff, so Banker tossed it to the sideline, and was never taken out, calling Bierman's bluff.[5] He was featured as part of the All-American football team in the 1930 Warner Bros. feature movie Maybe It's Love starring 20-year-old Joan Bennett and comedian Joe E. Brown.[6]

Banker once held Tulane's school records for career scoring (263 points), career touchdowns (37), career rushing yards (2,516), touchdowns in a single game (4), most rushes in a career (515), most rushes in a game (43) and average yards rushing in a game (93.2).[7] Banker was a charter member of the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame.[8] He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1977, and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1978.[5]


Banker died of a heart attack on September 25, 1985.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Former Tulane Star Banker Dies at 78". Gainesville Sun. September 28, 1985.
  2. ^ "The Celestial Society".
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Tulane Football All-Americans". Archived from the original on 2015-02-05.
  5. ^ a b "Bill Banker". Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
  6. ^ "Maybe It's Love". American Film Institute.
  7. ^ "Bill Banker. Football, 1927–29 Tulane University".
  8. ^ "Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame".

External links

This page was last edited on 28 September 2019, at 05:30
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.