Abner Wimberly

Abner Wimberly (May 4, 1926 – September 18, 1976) was an American football player who played three seasons for the Green Bay Packers. He played college football at Louisiana State University. He was inducted into the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1949.

Wimberly died on September 18, 1976 in Oak Ridge, Louisiana from injuries he received in the crash of a private Piper aircraft. He and four other men from Oak Ridge were returning from Baton Rouge where they had attended the LSU – Oregon State football game. Upon attempting to land in heavy fog around midnight, the plane crashed and four men died. There was one survivor. Prior to his death, Abner owned a successful wholesale oil products distribution company in Oak Ridge.

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