Larry Willingham was born in Cullman, AL. He attended Banks High School where he was named All-State at end in 1966. He played collegiately at Auburn as a defensive back and was named second-team All-SEC in 1969 and first team All-SEC in 1970. He was named to eight All-America teams in 1970. He intercepted 11 passes in his career including seven in 1969. Also a spectacular return specialist, his first college punt return was for 70 yards. Willingham was named a member of Auburn's "Team of the Decade" (1970-79). He was also a Con-Census All American. Upon completition of his elligibility at Auburn, he played in the Senior Bowl and the College All-Star game. He then moved on to the NFL where he played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1971-72) as a defensive back. He retired in 1973 under doctor's orders but came out of retirement in 1974 to play for the World Bowl champion Birmingham Americans. He played in 1975 for the Birmingham Vulcans. Larry lives in Gulf Shores, AL.