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The Football Exploits Of “Woodchuck” Welmas

Posted by Redskins.com on November 6, 2013 – 9:51 am

(Library of Congress)

(Library of Congress)

November is Native American Heritage month. Throughout the month, we’ll look back at stories of interest.

On such story is the life and football exploits of Philip “Woodchuck” Welmas.

Welmas befriended the great Jim Thorpe through the football program at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. Decades later, the Washington Redskins would host training camp at nearby Dickinson College under Hall-of-Fame coaches Vince Lombardi, George Allen and Joe Gibbs.

Welmas went on to play professional football in the early days of the NFL in 1923.

In the picture below, he poses in his squad photo for the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1913.

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(Library of Congress)


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One Response to “The Football Exploits Of “Woodchuck” Welmas”

  1. By Dan on Nov 6, 2013 | Reply

    OK.
    Can you tell us anything (more) about his “football exploits”?
    Anything?
    The picture is nice, but doesn’t “say” anything about his “exploits”.
    He “professional football in the early days of the NFL in 1923”, any more info? Who did he play for? What were his “stats”
    some info…please……

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