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Encyclopedia > Al Wistert
Al Wistert
Position(s):
Offensive tackle
Jersey #:
70
Date of birth: December 28, 1920 (1920-12-28) (age 86)
Place of birth: Flag of the United States Chicago, IL
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft: 1943 / Round: 5 / Pick 32
College: Michigan
Pro Bowls 1 (8x All-Pro, Pro Bowl began in 1951)
Honors NFL 1940s All-Decade Team
College Football HOF
Philadelphia Eagles captain 1946-1950
Retired #s Philadelphia Eagles #70[1]
Michigan Wolverines #11[2]
Teams
1943-1951 Philadelphia Eagles
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com
College Football Hall of Fame

Albert Alexander "Ox"[3] Wistert (born December 28, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois) was an All-Pro American football offensive tackle in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football for the University of Michigan Wolverines. He is one of the three Wistert brothers (Alvin, Francis) who were named All-American Tackles at Michigan and later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He was the first Michigan Alum to be selected to the National Football League Pro Bowl.[4] He and his brothers are three of the seven players who have had their numbers retired by the Michigan Wolverines football program. A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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College football

After graduating from Foreman High School,[5] Wistert became the second of the Wistert brothers to play for Michigan where he wore number 11 like his brothers and played from 1940-1942. He was a consensus All-American and team MVP in 1942.[6] He played in the 1943 East-West Shrine Game.[3] He is well remembered for his exploits in a 1942 game against the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish.[3] He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1968, one year after his brother Francis.[6] Foreman High School Main (773) 534-3400 Fax (773) 534-3684 Administration Mr. ... In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The East-West Shrine Game is an annual post-season college football all-star game played each January since 1926. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Michigan posted a 20-5-1 record during Al's three years on the team. In 1940, the team's only loss in its eight game season was to National Champion University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. They followed that season with 6-1-1 and 7-3 seasons. Al served as captain of the College All-star team that beat the National Football League Champion Washington Redskins 27-7 in Chicago.[5] This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota. ... NFL redirects here. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ...


Professional football

After being drafted in the 5th round by the Philadelphia Eagles he earned All-Pro honors in eight (five by consensus)[7] of his nine seasons.[8] As a two-way player,[7] he played his entire nine-year career for the Philadelphia Eagles (who operated as a merged team with the Pittsburgh Steelers for one season during World War II.[9] Unfortunately, the National Football League had no All-Star games between 1943 and 1950. He served as Eagles captain for five consecutive seasons, from 1946 to 1950,[10] and was named All-Pro in each season.[5] In Wistert's final season he was selected to the first Pro Bowl. The Eagles won the 1948 and 1949 National Football League Championships with Wistert. These were the only consecutive National Football League champions to win by shutout.[8] His number 70 was retired by the Eagles in 1952.[5] During his career he started every game the Eagles played except for the 1950 season opener against the Cleveland Browns.[5] His is one of only 7 retired Eagles Jerseys.[10] Wistert laments not having been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and on Philadelphia Eagles Honor Roll:[10] City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... Steelers redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The 1943 NFL season was the 24th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1950 NFL season was the 31st regular season of the National Football League. ... In team sports, a captain is an honorary title given to the member of the team primarily responsible for strategy and teamwork while the game is in progress on the field. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Browns redirects here. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ...

The two things that would really make my career complete is to be inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Philadelphia Eagles Honor Roll

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ...

Non-football life

Wistert was from a Lithuanian family.[8] His father was a Spanish-American War veteran who was later killed in the line of duty while working for the Chicago Police Department.[8] After football Al became a very successful life insurance salesman. He sold insurance for 40 years.[10] Among the places he has lived since retirement are California and Grants Pass, Oregon.[3][10] He was married to his late wife Ellie for 61 years and has three daughters (Pam, Dianna and Kathy) and three grandchildren.[10] At one point he was both coaching football at Riverside High School in Riverside Township, New Jersey.[10] Combatants United States Republic of Cuba Philippine Republic Spain Commanders Nelson A. Miles William R. Shafter George Dewey Máximo Gómez Emilio Aguinaldo Patricio Montojo Pascual Cervera Arsenio Linares Ramón Blanco Casualties 3,289 U.S. dead (432 from combat); considerably higher although undetermined Cuban and Filipino casualties... The Chicago Police Department, also known as the CPD, is the principal law enforcement agency of Chicago, under the jurisdiction of the mayor of Chicago. ... Life insurance or life assurance is a contract between the policy owner and the insurer, where the insurer agrees to pay a sum of money upon the occurrence of the policy owners death. ... Salesman is a 1969 cinema verité documentary film which follows four salesmen of expensive Bibles door-to-door in a low-income neighborhood which cannot afford expensive Bibles. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The large Caveman statue in Grants Pass, Oregon. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Riverside High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Riverside Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Riverside School District. ... Riverside Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Notes

  1. ^ EAGLES RETIRED NUMBERS. Philadelphia Eagles (2007). Retrieved on 2007-11-05.
  2. ^ Alvin "Moose" Wistert. National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-11-05.
  3. ^ a b c d University of Michigan Football All-American: Albert Wistert. The Regents of the University of Michigan (2007-02-10). Retrieved on 2007-11-05.
  4. ^ University of Michigan Football NFL Pro Bowl Participants. Regents of the University of Michigan. Retrieved on 2007-11-05.
  5. ^ a b c d e Albert "Ox" Wistert. National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-11-05.
  6. ^ a b Jones, Todd (2007). "Michigan", in MacCambridge, Michael: ESPN Big Ten College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Enterprises. ISBN 1933060492. 
  7. ^ a b Eagles 75th Anniversary: Best of the rest 11-53. About Philly.com (2007-08-12). Retrieved on 2007-11-06.
  8. ^ a b c d Campbell, Jim (2006-04-15). Conversation with Al Wistert: An old pro tells it like it was. Pro Football Weekly LLC. Retrieved on 2007-11-05.
  9. ^ Al Wistert. pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-05.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g Kravitz, Gary (2005-07-10). Where Are They Now: T Al Wistert. Philadelphia Eagles. Retrieved on 2007-11-05.

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NAME Wistert, Albert
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Albert
SHORT DESCRIPTION Professional American Football Player
DATE OF BIRTH 1920-12-28
PLACE OF BIRTH Chicago, IL
DATE OF DEATH
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