Wilson also demonstrated psychotic toughness in 1965. The safety starred for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Giants on Halloween. He endured the horror of breaking both of his wrists but it didn’t force him off the field. Instead, he had the gutsiest performance of his career with an iconic moment.
The doctors wrapped up his hands with bandages but he insisted on continuing. Then he famously intercepted a pass with his two broken hands in an almost impossible play. This was beyond the imagination of most fans and made him an instant legend. If he retired immediately, we’d still be talking about it (via Grunge.com).