Pictures from the past in St. Louis sports…
Friday July 28th 2017

‘Larry Wilson’ Archives

Tackle the man with the football….

Tackle the man with the football….

The great Packer coach Vince Lombardi was asked once by one of his players the question "Coach, what's tackling?" Lombardi stared for a second then said "Son, if a man has robbed your house and is running down the street with everything you own...you're not gonna let him get away....THAT'S tackling!!' No one did it better than Number 8 of the St. [...]

Start to finish….

Start to finish….

Cardinal's Hall of Fame player Larry Wilson as a crew cut rookie in 1960 (top, feft) and later in 1972...in the middle photo, the famous shot of him playing with casts on both broken hands against the Pittsburg Steelers in 1965 (he intercepted a pass) and below celebrating in the Card's locker room after the team's surprising 38-0 victory in [...]

The end of an era…

The end of an era…

Here's the Gameday Pro program from Larry Wilson's final game as a St. Louis Football Cardinal....December 17, 1972. Wilson retired after 12 star-studded seasons and 5 years later was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He went out a winner at Busch Stadium that day as the Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 24-23 in front of 35,000 [...]

Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson at Giant Stadium Larry Wilson and Don Meridith in Vietnam 1968 Thanks to Larry Wilson Jr. for the photos!

Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson

Cards safety Larry Wilson is physically exhausted and helped off the field by Chuck Latourette and trainer Jack Rockwell after a Card's 21-20 win at Tulane Stadium in September of 1968. That's smoke clearing from the Saint's sideline cannon over the helmets of Chuck and Larry!