Sid Tinsley

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Sid Tinsley
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Tinsley at Clemson in 1941
Position: Punter
Personal information
Born: (1920-01-14)January 14, 1920
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Died: June 3, 2006(2006-06-03) (aged 86)
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 168 lb (76 kg)
Career information
College: Clemson
Undrafted: 1945
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Punts: 57
Punting Yards: 2,308
Yards per punt: 40.5
Player stats at NFL.com

Sidney "Sid" Wallace Tinsley (January 14, 1920 – June 3, 2006) was an American football punter in the National Football League (NFL). Tinsley played for one season for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1945. He played college football at Clemson.

College career

Tinsley played college football for the Clemson Tigers program.[1] While at Clemson, Tinsley was a running back.[2]

NFL Career

After college, Tinsley played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers during their 1945 season.[3] Although he was a running back at Clemson, the Steelers primarily used Tinsley as punter.[4] Tinsley did rush the ball 5 times for 3 yards.[5] Tinsley also recorded an interception and recovered a fumble.[5] However, Tinsley's greatest accomplishment came through his punting, as he led the league in punts (57) and punting yards (2,308) in 1945.[5]

References

  1. ^ Vandervort, Will (June 22, 2016). "Clemson's 25 best teams: No. 25". The Clemson Insider. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  2. ^ Spear, Bob (November 26, 2009). "Clemson impact players from the rivalry". The State. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  3. ^ Wexell, Mendelson & Aretha 2014, p. 212.
  4. ^ Burlbaugh 2004, p. 168.
  5. ^ a b c "Sid Tinsley Stats". Pro Football Reference. Sports-Reference. Retrieved January 2, 2017.

Bibliography

  • Burlbaugh, George (2004). The War, the Steagles, and the Card-pitts. Lulu. ISBN 1411611985.
  • Wexell, Jim; Mendelson, Abby; Aretha, David (2014). The Steelers Experience: A Year-by-Year Chronicle of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. ISBN 978-0-7603-4576-4.
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