Missouri graduate and NFL Hall of Famer Roger Wehrli was announced Tuesday as a member of the Southeastern Conference SEC Football Legends class for 2015.
Wehrli, 67, and the other honorees, one from each of the SEC’s 14 schools, will be recognized at a series of events surrounding the SEC Championship Game in early December in Atlanta.
Wehrli played defense back at Missouri from 1966-68 and was a consensus All-American as a senior. He also broke the team and Big Eight records for punt returns playing for legendary coach Dan Devine. Wehrli led the nation, averaging 12 yards per punt return as a senior.
He was the Big Eight defensive player of the year as a senior and twice earned all-conference honors. Wehrli finished with 10 career interceptions, tied for seventh-best at Missouri.
His seven interceptions in 1968 were an MU record until William Moore had eight in 2007.
Wehrli, a native of New Point, Mo., was a first-round pick by the then-St. Louis Cardinals in 1969 and recorded 40 interceptions in 14 NFL seasons. He was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro.
He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004 and enshrined in Canton three years later.
Wehrli is one of seven Missouri players whose number (23) has been retired.