List of Philadelphia Quakers (AFL) players

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The following people played for the Philadelphia Quakers for at least one game in the 1926 AFL regular season, the only one of the team’s (and the league’s) existence:[1]

Name Position College
Les Aplundh Back1 Swarthmore
Bob Beattie Wingback2 Princeton
Bull Behman Tackle Dickenson
Charlie Carton Tackle3 Holy Cross
Bill Coleman Guard Pennsylvania
Saville Crowther Guard Colgate
Bob Dinsmore Back4 Princeton
Doc Elliott5 Back6 Lafayette
Jerry Fay Tackle7 Grove City
Adrian Ford Wingback2 Lafayette
Lou “Red” Gebhardt Wingback Lafayette
Knute Johnson End Muhlenberg
Glenn Killinger8 Tailback Penn State
Joe Kostos End Bucknell
Al Kreuz Fullback Western Michigan, Pennsylvania
Joe Marhefka Tailback Penn State, Lafayette
Century Milstead Tackle Wabash, Yale
Karl Robinson Center Pennsylvania
Johnny Scott Blocking back Lafayette
Butch Spagna Guard Brown, Lehigh
George Sullivan Tailback Pennsylvania
Whitey Thomas End Penn State
George Tully End Dartmouth
Charley Way Back9 Penn State

1 Played fullback, blocking back (position later called “quarterback”), and wingback
2 Also played end
3 Also played center
4 Played blocking back, tailback, wingback, and fullback
5 Played five games for Cleveland Panthers before the team folded
6 Played tailback and fullback
7 Also played guard and end
8 Started 1926 season on New York Giants roster
9 Played wingback, tailback, and blocking back


  1. ^ David S. Neft, Richard M. Cohen, and Rick Korch, The Football Encyclopedia: The Complete History of Professional Football, From 1892 to the Present (St. Martin’s Press 1994), ISBN 0-312-11435-4