Charlie Mathys

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Charlie Mathys
Date of birth June 20, 1897
Place of birth Green Bay, Wisconsin
Date of death January 18, 1983
Career information
Position(s) QB, K
College Indiana University
Career history
As player
Hammond Pros
Green Bay Packers
Career stats

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.[1]

Early Life[edit]

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.[2] He was inducted into the Indiana Hoosiers Hall of Fame.[citation needed]

Professional Football Career[edit]

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.[2] 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.[citation needed] In Mathys's day, when players were typically paid $50 per game, Mathys was paid $100 per game.

Mathys was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1977. After retiring from professional football he served as a member of the Green Bay Packers Board of Directors for many years.


  1. ^ Pro-Football Mathys
  2. ^ a b "Green Bay Signs Star". Sheboygan Press Telegram. September 22, 1922. p. 11. Retrieved April 15, 2015 – via  open access publication - free to read

External links[edit]

Charles "Charlie" Mathys at Find a Grave