Willie James Gault is a former football player and Olympic athlete. He is recognized as one of the fastest NFL players of All-Time. Likewise, Wille is well-known for his roles as a Wide receiver in the American Football team Los Angeles Raiders and Chicago Bears.

Willie Early life and Education

Willie Gault was born on September 5, 1960, in Griffin, Georgia. He is a son of a textile mill worker. During his childhood, Wille’s mother used to call him by the name of Willie Mae. However, later he was called as teacher’s pet by his classmates. Regarding his nationality, he is American and belongs to African-American ethnicity.

Wille started playing football since his early age. At the beginning, he played for his school Griffin High School. At that time, he earned a name of All-State for being a young player and his amazing football skills. Wille then enrolled at the University of Tennessee and served its team for four years.

Correspondingly, Wille gained a huge appreciation from his fans after he participated in the 1980 Summer Olympic. There he was one of 461 athletes to take a Congressional Gold Medal.  Similarly, he also set a record in the 110-meter high at 1981 field championships and SEC tracks.

Talented Wille was also one of the parts of world record-setting in 4*100 meter relay team. Knowing about his personal records, Will has the best record of 13.26 seconds in the 110 meters and 10. 10 seconds in the 100 meters.

Youtube: Wille Gault Masters 100 at Mt. SAC Relays.

Wille Professional Career

After earning several experiences from his college, Wille then began his football career professionally along with American football team, Chicago Bears. In that respect, his four catches for 129 yards in the Super Bowl helped the Chicago Bears defense in one of the most dominating Super Bowl plays of all-time.

Subsequently, he served Los Angeles Raiders for four seasons and retired from his football career in order to pursue his acting career. Till the date, he has also appeared in television series such as

  • In the Heat of the Night- 1993
  • Tales from the Crypt (TV series)- 1990s
  • Bodies of Evidence- 1992
  • The Pretender- 1997
  • Still Standing- 2006

Likewise, he has also made an appearance in the movie named Sporting Chance as a role of a football player. That movie was released in the year of 2008. Besides, he also has won numerous titles from his football and athletic career. Some of them are listed below.


  • All-American- 1992
  • Super Bowl XX champion

Track and Field

  • Philadelphia 4*100 m relay- 1980
  • Philadelphia 100 m- 1980
  • Helsinki 4*100 m- 1983
  • Helsinki 100m- 1983

Will Personal life

Behind his success in professional life, Will is also very good at his personal life. He got married to a beautiful woman, Suzan Brittan in the year of 2008. Suzan is an actress and trained vocalist. The husband and wife are blessed with a son and daughter.

Wide receiver, Wille Gault and his wife, Suzan Brittian.

Before Suzan, Wille married  Dainnese Mathis in 1983. However, the couple divorced after few years of their marriage. Till the date, the couple is living a quality of life together. They seem very attached to each other as they are often spotted at several events together.

Wille Net Worth

Talented Wille has earned a decent amount of salary from his multi-professions. He mostly earned money from his football career. As of 2017, his net worth is under review but he seems to be earning money no less than million dollars.