Dave Schreiner

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Dave Schreiner
Date of birth: (1921-03-05)March 5, 1921
Place of birth: Lancaster, Wisconsin
Date of death: June 21, 1945(1945-06-21) (aged 24)
Place of death: Okinawa
Career information
Position(s): E
College: Wisconsin–Madison
NFL Draft: 1943 / Round: 2 / Pick: 11
Drafted by: Detroit Lions
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David Nathan "Dave" Schreiner (March 5, 1921 – June 21, 1945) was an American football player. He was a two-time All-American end at Wisconsin and a 1943 draft choice of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was killed in action as a Marine during the Battle of Okinawa. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. His life and death are detailed in the book Third Down and a War to Go, written by Terry Frei, the son of Jerry Frei, one of Schreiner's teammates on the 1942 Wisconsin Badgers football team.

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