BILL WOHRMAN
Fullback
1952-1954
Bloomingdale, NJ
Biography
A transfer from Auburn where he started in the backfield with future Georgia coach Vince Dooley on the Tigers’ 1950 freshman team, Wohrman was one of the finest blockers of his era and a standout at both fullback and linebacker. He missed the season opener against Wofford in 1952 with an injury but shared time at fullback the rest of the season with Hootie Johnson. In 1953 his interception set up a Carolina touchdown in a 20-14 upset of West Virginia. He missed two games in ’53 with a leg injury but returned for the finale against Clemson.That season he won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy for both the state of South Carolina and the ACC. He was also named All-State. He had a key touchdown run in the 34-20 upset of Army in September 1954 and also contributed a TD in the 19-6 win over The Citadel. Wohrman finished the year with a two touchdown game, including the game winner, in a 20-19 victory over Wake Forest. He again won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy and the ACC Blocking Trophy before going on to play in the North-South Shrine Game. Wohrman also played baseball for the Gamecocks and was nominated for the McKevlin Award in 1955 which goes to the ACC’s top all-around athelete.

Wohrman was signed by the Cleveland Browns of the NFL in 1955 but was released during training camp. He coached for a stint in the high school ranks in Florida but found a second career doing modeling in his late forties and fifties. He continued that work while teaching P.E. at a junior high in Sunrise, Florida. Wohrman was inducted into the USC Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.
Prior Schools
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Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1952 Game Program vs. Army 36 FB 6-1 196 So 3 3
1953 Game Program vs. Duke 36 FB 6 6
1954 1954 Program vs Maryland 36 FB 6-1 195 Sr 8 8
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
10/21/1954 vs. Clemson Fullback Starter
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Honors
AwardYear
1953 ACC Blocking Trophy
1953 Jacobs Blocking Trophy
1954 ACC Blocking Trophy
1954 Jacobs Blocking Trophy
1954 North-South Shrine Game
Rushing
YearAttYdsAvgTD
1952 21 49 2.3
1953 58 202 3.5
1954 65 302 4.6
Tot 144 553 3.8
Receiving
YearRecYdsAvgTD
1952 1 2 2.0 0
1953 9 45 5.0 0
1954 6 -7 -1.2
Tot 16 40 2.5 0
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
1952-09-27 Army Defensive Fullback
1952-09-27 Army Fullback
1952-10-11 Duke Fullback
1953-09-19 Duke Fullback
1953-10-22 Clemson Fullback
1953-10-31 Maryland Fullback
1953-11-14 West Virginia Fullback
1953-11-21 Wofford Fullback
1953-11-26 Wake Forest Fullback
1954-09-25 Army Fullback
1954-10-02 West Virginia Fullback
1954-10-21 Clemson Fullback
1954-10-30 Maryland Fullback
1954-11-06 North Carolina Fullback
1954-11-13 Virginia Fullback
1954-11-20 Duke Fullback
1954-12-04 Citadel Fullback
Single Game Rushing Stats
SeasonGame DateOpponentAttYdsTD
1952 1952-10-04 Furman 2 0 0
1953 1953-10-22 Clemson 11 32 0
1953-10-31 Maryland 6 19 1
1953-11-21 Wofford 3 15
1953-11-26 Wake Forest 8 22 0
1954 1954-09-25 Army 6 22 1
1954-10-02 West Virginia 2 6 0
1954-10-09 Furman 6 25 0
1954-10-21 Clemson 4 14 0
1954-10-30 Maryland 6 25 0
1954-11-27 Wake Forest 14 90 2
Single Game Receiving Stats
SeasonGame DateOpponentRecYdsTD
1953 1953-10-22 Clemson 2 18 0
1953-11-26 Wake Forest 2 32 0
1954 1954-11-27 Wake Forest 1 1 0
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
1952-11-15 North Carolina 4 19 27 Flo Worrell, 49-yd run
1952-11-15 North Carolina 3 13 21 Benny Walser, 16-yd pass from Connie Gravitte
1953-11-21 Wofford 2 0 Bill Wohrman, 2-yd run
1954-11-13 Virginia 2 7 0 Bill Wohrman, 2-yd run (kick good)
1954-11-27 Wake Forest 1 7 0 Bill Wohrman, 1-yd run (Carl Brazell kick)
1954-11-27 Wake Forest 4 20 13 Bill Wohrman run (Jim Jarrett kick)
1954-12-04 Citadel 2 7 6 Bill Wohrman, 1-yd run (Carl Brazell run)