Journeyman defensive back Willie Germany was a seventh round selection (166th overall) of the Washington Redskins in the 1971 NFL Draft. He did not make the squad and signed with the Atlanta Falcons where he played 12 games in 1972. In 1973, Germany played with the Detroit Lions, appearing in 6 games for the season. In 1974, Germany patrolled the defensive backfield for the upstart World Football League's Philadelphia Bell. Germany spent the 1975 season with the Houston Oilers, playing in all 14 games of the season and intercepted 2 passes. Germany also recovered two fumbles, one of which was returned for a 48-yard touchdown. He would go on to play one final season in 1976, suiting up in 10 contests for the New England Patriots. This rare Sand-Aire jersey was used in the 1972 season. From pictures, it appears the Falcons used two sets of jerseys, one with three-quarter cut sleeves and another set of short sleeved jerseys.