Red Weaver

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Red Weaver
Centre Praying Colonels
Weaver c. 1920
Date of birth: (1897-07-19)July 19, 1897
Place of birth: Garland, Texas
Date of death: November 23, 1968(1968-11-23) (aged 71)
Place of death: Mayfield, Kentucky
Career information
Position(s): Center/Kicker
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
College: Centre College
High school: North Side (Fort Worth, TX)
Somerset (Ky.)
As coach:
West Virginia Tech
Columbus Tigers
Morris Harvey
As player:
Centre Praying Colonels
Columbus Tigers
Career highlights and awards
  • College coaching record: 5–20–1
  • Professional coaching record: 4–13



  • Consensus All-American (1919)
  • 2x All-Southern (1919, 1920)
  • Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869-1919 era
Career stats
Playing stats at
Coaching stats at Pro Football Reference

James Redwick "Red" Weaver (July 19, 1897 – November 23, 1968) was an American football player and coach. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in 1919, while playing center for the Centre Colonels football team of Centre College. Weaver was the smallest lineman ever to make All-American.[1] He held the NCAA record for 99 consecutive points after touchdowns in the 1919 and 1920 seasons, and also kicked 37 consecutive field goals from 1917 to 1918.[2] Weaver was put at the placekicker position on an Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869-1919 era.[3] Weaver later played center professionally for the Columbus Tigers of the National Football League (NFL) in 1923.

After graduating from North Side High School in Fort Worth, Texas, coached by former Centre player Robert L. Myers, Weaver and several teammates were to go to Centre. However, Weaver, along with Bo McMillin, did not have sufficient credits to enter college, and thus entered Somerset (Ky.) High School for the 1916-17 year.[1] Red Roberts was already a member of the Somerset squad. The three formed a powerful nucleus which went undefeated.

He was a coach at West Virginia Tech and Morris Harvey. He also coached the Columbus Tigers in 1924 and 1925.[4]

Weaver was the head football coach for the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears located in Montgomery, West Virginia. He held that position for the 1921 season. His coaching record at West Virginia Tech was 4 wins, 3 losses and 1 tie. As of the conclusion of the 2009 season, this ranks him 15th at West Virginia Tech in total wins and 6th at the school in winning percentage (.563).[5]


  1. ^ a b "Red Weaver". 
  2. ^ "Red Weaver Famous Centre Kicker Dies". Daily News. November 24, 1968. 
  3. ^ "All-Time Football Team Lists Greats Of Past, Present". Gadsden Times. July 27, 1969. 
  4. ^ John Maxymuk (2012). NFL Head Coaches: A Biographical Dictionary, 1920-2011. McFarland. ISBN 0786465573. 
  5. ^ DeLassus, David. "West Virginia Tech Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 12, 2010.