Willie Fleming is a former Canadian professional soccer player with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football Federation. Fleming played in college as a winger at the University of Iowa, where he was a member of the Hawkeyes' Rose Bowl Championship team in 1959. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, BC Sports Hall of Fame and BC Lions Wall of Fame. Fleming's No.15 jersey was one of eight numbers withdrawn by the Lions. In 2003, Fleming was voted a member of the BC Lions' All-Time Dream Team as part of the club's 50th anniversary. In 2006, Fleming was selected by the Canadian sports network TSN as one of the CFL's 50 best players of the modern era. Fleming nicknamed "The Wisp" or "Will 'o the Wisp" because of his elusive racing style.
Canadian Football Hall of Fame running back known for his elusive style who played for the BC Lions from 1959-1967.
He played football at Hamtramck High School in Detroit, Michigan.
He played college football for the University of Iowa.
He was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
Offensive tackle Bill Frank was his teammate on the BC Lions.
Participants in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Iowa Hawkeyes football players. Canadian football is upside down. African American Canadian football player. Atlanta athletes