Saturday, October 29, 2022

WrestleArt: Wahoo McDaniel Joins the NY Jets (1964)


Wahoo McDaniel came to the N.Y. Jets in the old AFL in 1964. After he started playing as a linebacker for the Jets, McDaniel started wearing a custom jersey which had the name "Wahoo" sewn on the back above jersey. Whenever he made a tackle as a Jet, the public address announcer would ask the crowd "Tackle by WHO?", and the crowd would shout, "Wahoo!"

Bill Gallo's art for the NY Post, part of his "Finders Keepers" series, illustrated that Jets fans were happy they had found Wahoo McDaniel and weren't about to let him go. 

Illustration submitted to the Mid-Atlantic Gateway by contributor Andy McDaniel.