Ed Weir

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Ed Weir
Date of birth (1903-03-14)March 14, 1903
Place of birth Superior, Nebraska
Date of death May 15, 1991(1991-05-15) (aged 88)
Place of death Lincoln, Nebraska
Career information
Position(s) Tackle
College Nebraska
Career history
As coach
1927–1928 Frankford Yellow Jackets
As player
1926–1928 Frankford Yellow Jackets
Career highlights and awards

Samuel Edwin "Ed" Weir (March 14, 1903 – May 15, 1991) was an American collegiate and professional football player. He was the first Nebraska Cornhuskers football player elected to the College Football Hall of Fame and is known as one of Nebraska's greatest athletes.[1] In 2005 the Omaha World-Herald, as part of a series on the 100 Greatest Athletes of Nebraska, named Weir the 19th best athlete in the state's history.


Born in Superior in 1903, Weir played on the line at Nebraska and was captain of the 1923 team that beat the "Four Horsemen" of the University of Notre Dame.[2] He was elected All-American in 1924 and 1925.[3]

Weir turned down offers to play professionally in Jacksonville in 1925.[4] He went on to play professionally for the Frankford Yellow Jackets of the National Football League (NFL).[5] In 1927, he and several teammates took over the coaching job in mid-season and achieved a 6–9–3 record, as Weir earned All-Pro honors. The following year, Weir coached the team to an 11–3–2 record, good for a second-place league finish.

Weir was a member of Acacia Fraternity, and the track and field complex was later named in his honor.[6]


  1. ^ "Ed Weir". Huskers.com. 
  2. ^ "Ed Weir - No. 21 - Nebraska's 100 Greatest Athletes - The Omaha World-Herald". 
  3. ^ "McCook Gazette: Opinion Column: The amazing Ed Weir (07/07/08)". McCook Gazette. 
  4. ^ "Two Refuse Offers". The Pittsburg Post. December 13, 1925. p. 34. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ed Weir". Pro-Football-Reference.com. 
  6. ^ "Ed Weir Stadium". Huskers.com. 

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