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Bill Fischer
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Fischer on a 1952 Bowman football card
No. 72
Position: Tackle, guard, defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1927-03-10)March 10, 1927
Chicago, Illinois
Died: January 20, 2017(2017-01-20) (aged 89)
Cape Coral, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Chicago (IL) Lane Tech
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1949 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
As player:
As coach:
  • Notre Dame (1954–1958)
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl (1950–1952)
  • 2× College football national champion (1946–1947)
  • 2× Consensus All-American (1947–1948)
  • Outland Trophy (1948)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR
College Football Hall of Fame

William Anton "Moose" Fischer (March 10, 1927 – January 20, 2017) was an American football lineman who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Cardinals, from 1949 to 1953. He was a first-round pick by the Chicago Cardinals in the 1949 NFL Draft. With the Cardinals, he was invited to three Pro Bowls. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame, where he won two national championships, was twice named a consensus All-American in 1947 and 1948, and was awarded the Outland Trophy as the nation's top lineman in 1948. He was the first Mr. Irrelevant to make the Pro Bowl, who was the last pick in the 1948 NFL Draft. He was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals after his junior season at Notre Dame. He opted to stay in school, and won the Outland Trophy as the nation's top interior lineman in 1948. The Cardinals drafted him again in 1949, this time with their first round pick.

Fischer returned to Notre Dame after his playing career, serving as an assistant coach under Terry Brennan, from 1954 to 1958. He also served as president of the Notre Dame Monogram Club in 1982. In 1983, he was inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame. Fischer died on January 20, 2017, in Cape Coral, Florida.

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