William Harris “Billy” Howton (July 5, 1930-) led the National Football League and the Green Bay Packers as a rookie in 1952 in receiving yards (1,231), average yards per game (102.6) and had the longest reception play (90) while scoring a rookie record 13 touchdowns. The Packers selected Billy in the second round of the 1952 NFL Draft out of Rice University. He again led the league in receiving yards (1,188), average yards per game (99.0) and touchdowns (12) in his fifth season (1956). Howton played 12 seasons for the Pack (1952-1958), the Cleveland Browns (1959) and the Dallas Cowboys (1960-1963). He and Don Hutson are the only two Packer receivers to register multiple games with 200-plus yards. Howton caught seven passes for 257 total yards against the Los Angeles rams in 1957. Billy was named to two NFL All-Pro First Teams and selected for four NFL Pro Bowl appearances. Billy Howton finished his career with 8,459 receiving yards and 61 touchdowns on 503 receptions. Defensively, he recovered four fumbles for an additional four yards.