Bill Hewitt was an American football player. He was a defensive end and played in the National Football League (NFL) from 1932 to 1936 for the Chicago Bears.
From 1937 to 1939, he played for the Philadelphia Eagles, and in 1943 for the Phil-Pitt Steagles. He is well known for his refusal to wear a helmet, making him one of the last NFL players to play without one.
Age and early life
Bill Hewitt was born on October 8, 1909, in Bay City, Michigan,. He played college football for the University of Michigan Wolverines. He graduated from Bay City Central High School.
During his senior season, he was named the team’s most valuable player and earned first-team All-Big Ten honours. When he retired from professional football in 1943, he worked for Supplee-Wills-Jones, a milk company, until September 1946.
Bill Hewitt obituary, cause of death
Bill Hewitt died prematurely on January 14, 1947, at the age of 37. The cause of his death was a car crash. He died in Sellersville, Pennsylvania. His death was a big loss to the National Football League (NFL).