Art Weiner

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Art Weiner
Art Weiner - 1952 Bowman Large.jpg
Weiner on a 1952 Bowman football card
Date of birth (1926-08-16)August 16, 1926
Place of birth Newark, New Jersey
Date of death December 25, 2013(2013-12-25) (aged 87)
Place of death Greensboro, North Carolina
Career information
Position(s) Wide Receiver
College North Carolina
NFL draft 1950 / Round: 2 / Pick 16
Career history
As player
1950 New York Yanks
Career stats

Art Weiner (August 16, 1926 – December 25, 2013) played American football as All American end at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1946-1949.

Weiner matched the (at the time) NCAA record when he amassed 52 receptions in 1949. He averaged 16 yard/reception for career. He played alongside Charlie "Choo-Choo" Justice in what became known as the Justice-Weiner era while leading UNC to three major bowls. He was inducted into the NC sports Hall of Fame in 1973 and later the College Football Hall of Fame (1992). He played two years of professional football after college. After his football career ended, he worked as an executive at Burlington Industries and later owned a travel business.

Weiner spent most of his adult life in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA with his wife, Marion "Boots" Weiner. They had 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Weiner died on December 25, 2013 with his family by his side.[1]

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