James Michael Weatherwax (born January 9, 1943) is a former American football player. He played professionally as a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the Green Bay Packers. He played college football at California State University, Los Angeles and West Texas A&M University.
Weatherwax was drafted by the Packers in the 11th round with the 150th overall pick of the 1965 NFL draft. He played 34 games during three seasons, 1966, 1967, and 1969, with Green Bay. Weatherwax was a member of Green Bay's Super Bowl I and Super Bowl II championship teams.
After his football career was over, Weatherwax worked as a manager and was part owner of a Marie Callender's restaurant in El Toro, California. He is now retired living in Northern Colorado. He was honored as a member of the Redlands High School and California State University, Los Angeles halls of fame.
|Born:||January 9, 1943|
|Height||6 ft 7 in (201 cm)|
|Weight||260 lb (120 kg)|
|College||Cal. State, Los Angeles|
West Texas A&M
|AFL draft||1965 / Round: Red Shirt 5 / Pick: 38|
|Drafted by||San Diego Chargers|
|NFL draft||1965 / Round: 11 / Pick: 150|
|Drafted by||Green Bay Packers|
|1966–1967, 1969||Green Bay Packers|
|Career highlights and awards|
The 1965 American Football League draft took place on November 28, 1964. Held via telephone conference call, it remains the only draft in major professional football history to be held without a central location. The NFL draft was held the same day.1965 Cal State Los Angeles Diablos football team
The 1965 Cal State Los Angeles Diablos football team represented California State University, Los Angeles during the 1965 NCAA College Division football season.
Cal State Los Angeles competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by third-year head coach Homer Beatty, and played home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. They finished the season as champions of the CCAA, with a record of nine wins and one loss (9–1, 5–0 CCAA). In those ten games, the team outscored the opposition 264 to 97.
At the end of the regular season, Cal State Los Angeles qualified for the Camellia Bowl, which was the Western Regional Final in the College Division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Diablos beat UC Santa Barbara in the game, 18–10. The year-end AP small college football poll had Cal State Los Angeles ranked second.1965 NFL Draft
The 1965 National Football League draft was held at the Summit Hotel in New York City on Saturday, November 28, 1964. The first player selected was Tucker Frederickson, back from Auburn, by the New York Giants.The draft was marked by the failure of the St. Louis Cardinals to sign quarterback Joe Namath of Alabama, who went with the New York Jets of the American Football League. The AFL draft was held the same day.1966 Green Bay Packers season
The 1966 Green Bay Packers season was their 48th season overall and their 46th in the National Football League. The defending NFL champions had a league-best regular season record of 12–2, led by eighth-year head coach Vince Lombardi and quarterback Bart Starr, in his eleventh NFL season.
The Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL championship game, the Packers' second consecutive NFL title, fourth under Lombardi, and tenth for the franchise. Two weeks later, the Packers recorded a 35–10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the inaugural AFL-NFL Championship Game, retroactively known as Super Bowl I.
Quarterback Starr was named the league's most valuable player (MVP) in 1966. Said Cold Hard Football Facts about Starr's 1966 season, "Starr, always underappreciated, was at his classic assassin-like best in 1966, his lone MVP season. He led the league in completion percentage, yards per attempt and passer rating, while his 4.7-to-1 [touchdown-to-interception] ratio remains one of the very best in history. Starr, as always, cranked out great performances when he absolutely had to: the 1966 Packers, for example, were the worst rushing team in football, with a meager average of 3.5 [yards-per-attempt] on the ground, despite the reputation Lombardi's Packers still carry with them today as a dominant running team." Cold Hard Football Facts also notes that 1966 Packers had the best passer rating differential (offensive passer rating minus opponents passer rating), +56.0, in the Super Bowl Era.
In 2007, the 1966 Packers were ranked as the 6th greatest Super Bowl champions on the NFL Network's documentary series America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions.1967 Green Bay Packers season
The 1967 Green Bay Packers season was their 49th season overall and their 47th season in the National Football League and resulted in a 9–4–1 record and a victory in Super Bowl II. The team beat the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Championship Game, a game commonly known as the "Ice Bowl," which marked the second time the Packers had won an NFL-record third consecutive NFL championship, having also done so in 1931 under team founder Curly Lambeau. In the playoff era (since 1933), it remains the only time a team has won three consecutive NFL titles.
The Packers were led by ninth-year head coach Vince Lombardi and veteran quarterback Bart Starr, in his twelfth season. Green Bay's victory in Super Bowl II over the Oakland Raiders was the fifth world championship for the Packers under Lombardi and the last game he coached for the Packers.1969 Green Bay Packers season
The 1969 Green Bay Packers season was their 51st season overall and their 49th season in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–6 record under coach Phil Bengtson, earning them a 3rd-place finish in the Central division.Green Bay Packers draft history
This page is a list of the Green Bay Packers NFL Draft selections. The Packers have participated in every NFL draft since it began in 1936, in which they made Russ Letlow their first-ever selection.List of Cal State Los Angeles Diablos in the NFL Draft
This is a list of Cal State Los Angeles Diablos football players in the NFL Draft.Redlands High School
Redlands High School is located in Redlands, California, United States. Founded in 1891, it is the oldest public high school in the State of California still functioning on its original site and the first "unified high school" formed from three elementary school districts. Its campus includes the historic Clock Auditorium built in 1928.San Bernardino Valley College
San Bernardino Valley College is a community college located in San Bernardino, California that offers 138 programs. It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The two-year college has an enrollment of 17,044 students and covers 82 acres (33 ha). Valley College is also a part of the San Bernardino Community College District which includes Crafton Hills College located in nearby Yucaipa and the Professional Development Center in San Bernardino.