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|Date of birth:||June 20, 1897|
|Place of birth:||Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|Date of death:||January 18, 1983|
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Charles Pater "Charlie" Mathys (June 20, 1897 - January 18, 1983) was an American professional football player. He played running back for one season for the Hammond Pros and quarterback and drop kicker for five seasons for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League.
Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Mathys attended Green Bay West High School. At the time he was in high school, the Green Bay Packers practiced against local high school teams. While Mathys was quarterback at Green Bay West he led his team to a victory over the Packers. Mathys played college football at Ripon College and Indiana University. He was inducted into the Indiana Hoosiers Hall of Fame.
Professional Football Career
Mathys began his professional career with the Hammond Pros in 1921, appearing in five games and starting in four of them. After the 1921 season Mathys returned to Green Bay to play for the Green Bay Packers. He played for the Packers for the next five seasons, appearing in 47 games and starting in 45 of them. Mathys was the quarterback on the first Packer team to beat the Chicago Bears, on September 27, 1925. He threw a last second touchdown pass to win the game 14-10. Mathys was also one of the highest paid players in the league. In Mathys's day, when players were typically paid $50 per game, Mathys was paid $100 per game.
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