Tex Hamer

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Tex Hamer
Date of birth October 4, 1901
Place of birth Junction, Texas, United States
Date of death May 9, 1981[1]
Place of death Dallas, Texas, United States[2]
Career information
Position(s) Fullback
Uniform number 14 (1924)
3 (1925)
2 (1926/27)[3]
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg)
College Penn
Career history
As player
1924–1927 Frankford Yellow Jackets
Career highlights and awards
  • NFL champion (1926)
  • 2x GB Press-Gazette: 2nd team all-NFL (1924, 1925)
  • Colliers Eye Mag.: 1st team all-NFL (1924)
  • Colliers Eye Mag.: 2nd team all-NFL (1925)
  • Chicago Tribune: 2nd team all-NFL (1926)
Career stats

Ernest Alexander "Tex" Hamer (October 4, 1901 – May 9, 1981) was a professional football player for the Frankford Yellow Jackets from 1924 until 1927. Hamer won the 1926 NFL championship with the Yellow Jackets.

College Football highlights[edit]

He played college football at University of Pennsylvania. In 1922 he was named captain of the Quakers football team.[4] On October 15, 1922, Hamer threw two touchdown passes to Carl Ertresvaag resulting in a 12-0 Quakers win over the University of Maryland, College Park.[5]

Pro Football highlights[edit]

In 1924 against the Providence Steamroller, Hamer threw an 18-yard pass to Les Haws for a touchdown for a 21-10 Yellow Jackets win. In a rematch of the two teams Hamer scored off of a short run in the third quarter, then ran for a 35-yard touchdown run in the final period to clinch a 16-3 win.[6] On Thanksgiving Day 1926, Hamer scored a touchdown on the Yellow Jackets’ first possession against the Green Bay Packers for a 20-14 Frankford win[7] In 1926, Hamer kicked an extra point to give the Jackets a 7-6 win over the Detroit Panthers.[8]


He was also a professional boxer winning 4 matches (3 by knockout) while losing 3 matches (all by knockout).[9]


  1. ^ Ernest Alexander Hamer gravestone at Findagrave.com
  2. ^ Social Security Death Index
  3. ^ "Ongoing Research Project: Frankford Yellow Jackets". rci.rutgers.edu. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  4. ^ "South Media Fire Company". southmediafire.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  5. ^ "PENN ELEVEN WINS ON FORWARD PASSES - Aerial Attack by Hamer and Ertresvaag Beats Maryland, 12-0, Before 26,000. - Article - NYTimes.com". query.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  6. ^ http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Articles/Providence_Starts_Rolling.pdf
  7. ^ http://home.comcast.net/~ghostsofthegridiron/Yellowjackets.htm
  8. ^ "Hap Moran". hapmoran.org. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  9. ^ "BoxRec - Tex Hamer". boxrec.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23.