|Date of birth:||June 6, 1893|
|Place of birth:||Columbus, OH, United States|
|Date of death:||March 1967 (aged 73)|
|Place of death:||Akron, Ohio|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
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Alfred "Al" Louis Nesser (June 6, 1893 – March 1967) was a professional American football offensive lineman. He played for 7 teams (Akron Pros, Cleveland Bulldogs, Columbus Panhandles, Akron Indians, New York Giants, & Cleveland Indians) in the National Football League and the Cleveland Panthers in the first American Football League. He won NFL Championship titles with the Akron Pros in 1920 and the New York Giants in 1927. During his career, Al played against Charlie Copley, Fritz Pollard and Jim Thorpe.
Although he didn't play college football, prior to the formation of the NFL, Al played in the "Ohio League" for the Columbus Panhandles and the Canton Professionals (later renamed the Canton Bulldogs). He was one of the seven Nesser Brothers who played professional football. He became the last Nesser brother to retired from the game, when he ended his playing career in 1931. He was the last football player to play without having to use a mandatory helmet.
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- Maroon, Thomas (2006). Akron-Canton Football Heritage. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-19-511913-8.
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