Elmer Kolberg

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Elmer Kolberg
Position: Halfback / End / Center / Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1916-01-21)January 21, 1916
Place of birth: Orange, California, U.S.
Date of death: September 30, 1994(1994-09-30) (aged 78)
Place of death: Portland, Oregon
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Lincoln High School (Portland, Oregon)
College: Oregon State
NFL Draft: 1938 / Round: 9 / Pick: 72
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 1941
Games played: 22
Receptions / yds: 10 / 78
Interception: 1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Elmer Frank Kolberg (January 21, 1916 – September 30, 1994) was an American football halfback, center, fullback and end in the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Kolberg was born in Orange, California.[1] His family moved to Portland, Oregon in 1923.[2] In high school, he was three-time all-league selection in both football and basketball.[3]

He played both college football and basketball at Oregon State. He was an aggressive player who set a conference record for most individual personal fouls in a single basketball season.[4] He was named basketball All-Coast at guard for the Beavers. In football, he was named to the west team for the East–West Shrine Game in 1938.[4]

Kolberg served in the Navy during World War II. After the war he worked as a real estate appraiser.

Kolberg was married in the summer of 1941.[4] He is a member of the Portland Interscholastic League (high school) Hall of Fame.[3]


  1. ^ "Elmer Kolberg bio". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Elmer Frank Kolberg (obit)". Find a Grave. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Elmer Kolberg (bio)". PIL Hall of Fame. Retrieved May 21, 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ a b c "Rough Guy!: Elmer Kolberg, New Steeler, Takes His Football The Hard Way". Pittsburgh Press. August 26, 1941. p. 20. Retrieved May 21, 2011.