Howard Weiss American Football Fullback

Howard "Howie" Weiss (October 12, 1917 – November 12, 1997) was an American football fullback. He was drafted in the third round of the 1939 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions and played two seasons with the team. Later he played with the Milwaukee Chiefs of the American Football League. A three-sport letter winner in high school, he led the football team to its first conference championship while outscoring its opponents 208-12 during the year. He won the state junior golf championship in 1934. In 1935 Weiss enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and joined the Wisconsin Badger football team as a running back. He was named Wisconsin's Most Valuable Player in 1937 and again in 1938 when he also was awarded the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, given to the Big Ten Conference's Most Valuable Player. He was the first Badger to win the award. In the 1938 Heisman Trophy balloting Weiss came in sixth. He was elected class president for the 1938-39 school year. Weiss graduated in June 1939 with a degree in economics. He was a third-round draft choice for the Detroit Lions in 1939 and played two seasons of professional football as a fullback and linebacker.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 12th, 1917
Date of death
November 12th, 1997 at age of 80
Places lived
Wisconsin , United States, with Territories
pop. 5,742,713 (2013)

Education

1. University of Wisconsin-Madison Colleges/University

The University of Wisconsin–Madison (Also known as University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, or regionally as UW–Madison, or Madison) is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Founded when Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848, UW–Madison is the official state university of Wisconsin, and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It was the first university established in Wisconsin and remains the oldest and largest university in the state. It became a land-grant institution in 1866. The 933-acre (378 ha) main campus includes four National Historic Landmarks.

Institution info

Type Flagship university
Endowment
2012. 1.87 bil. $
2009. 1.6 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1848
Headquarters
500 Lincoln Dr, 53706 - Madison, Wisconsin
Undergraduates
2012. 29,118
2010. 30,170
2009. 29,922
Postgraduates
2012. 9,183
2010. 12,010
2009. 11,756
Acceptance rate
2012. 54.6 %
2011. 50.5 %
2010. 66.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 10.4 K $
2011. 9.67 K $
2010. 8.98 K $
2009. 8.31 K $
2008. 7.56 K $
Official web page www.wisc.edu
Wikipedia article
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Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Wisconsin-Madison connected by profession and/or age

b. 1918., American Football Fullback
b. 1975., American Football Fullback
b. 1986., American Football Fullback
b. 1983., American Football Fullback
b. 1989., American Football Fullback
b. 1919., Astronomer
b. 1920., Politician
b. 1915., Actor

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