Waddy Kuehl

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Waddy Kuehl
Waddykuehl1919 Davenport.jpg
Position: Back
Personal information
Born: (1893-02-12)February 12, 1893
Davenport, Iowa
Died: July 24, 1967(1967-07-24) (aged 74)
Venice, Florida
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
College: St. Ambrose
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Ray Otto "Waddy" Kuehl (February 12, 1893 – July 24, 1967), was an American football player who played five seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Rock Island Independents (1920, 1923), Detroit Tigers (1921), Buffalo All-Americans (1921-1922), and Dayton Triangles (1924). He appeared in 39 NFL games and scored nine touchdowns.[1] On October 10, 1920, the second week of the first NFL season, Kuehl is credited with catching the first touchdown pass in NFL history — a 35-yard completion from Pudge Wyman against Hammond.[2] He played college football at St. Ambrose University and Dubuque College (now known as Loras College), both located in Iowa.[1] He retired from the game in 1925.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Waddy Kuehl". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "The First NFL Game(s)" (PDF). Professional Football Researchers. 1981. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  3. ^ ""Waddy" Kuehl, Pro Star, Lays His Grid Togs Aside". The Davenport Democrat. September 1925. p. 25.