Billy Pappas

Graduating class of 1951



William "Billy" Pappas was a three sports star at Central High School, class of 1951. He garnered nine letters during that time in football, basketball, and baseball. In 1950 he was voted to the national high school football and basketball All-Star team and was nominated to play in the football high school All-Star game in Memphis, Tenn. He made All-State teams in basketball and football. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1955 after lettering three years in football, four years in basketball, and on year in baseball. In 1953 and 1954 he was All-Yankee Conference in basketball and football. In 1954 he made the UPI and AP teams in football as well as being named a little All-American. He set many records at UNH including the current record of 20 interceptions in a career. In 1957 he was named to the All Air Force football team winning many European championships. Billy is a Charter member of the UNH and Queen City Athletic Halls of Fame.