Charley Way

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Charley Way
Way in 1920
Born:(1897-12-29)December 29, 1897
Embreeville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died:January 31, 1988(1988-01-31) (aged 90)
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Career information
Position(s)Halfback, quarterback
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight144 lb (65 kg)
CollegePenn State
Career history
As coach
As player
1921Canton Bulldogs
1924Frankford Yellow Jackets
1926Philadelphia Quakers
Career highlights and awards

Charles Ash "Pie" Way (December 29, 1897 – January 31, 1988) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Pennsylvania State University, where was a consensus selection to 1920 College Football All-America Team as a halfback.


After leading the 1920 Penn State Nittany Lions football team to an undefeated season, the small (144 lb.) but speedy Way began his professional career in the National Football League (NFL), first with the Canton Bulldogs in 1921 and became an All-Pro as a member of fellow Nittany Lion, Punk Berryman's Frankford Yellow Jackets in 1924. He was a member of the 1926 American Football League champion Philadelphia Quakers.

Way served as the head football at the University of Dayton in 1921. He also coach at Virginia Tech.

Way earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from Penn State University in 1921 and had a long career with the Internal Revenue Service following his playing days.

Later years and death[edit]

Way lived in Thorndale, Pennsylvania until his death at the age of 90 on January 31, 1988.

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Dayton (Independent) (1921)
1921 Dayton 0–7–1[n 1]
Dayton: 0–7–1
Total: 0–7–1


  1. ^ Way served as head coach for the first eight games of the 1921 season, before resigning on November 23. Bud Talbott coached the final game of the season. Dayton finished 1–7–1 overall.


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