Woodchuck Welmas

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Woodchuck Welmas
Born February 26, 1891
California, United States
Died November 15, 1968
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 170 pounds (77 kg)
Position(s) End
College Carlisle Indian School
1923 Oorang Indians

Philip J. "Woodchuck" Welmas was the name of a Native American professional football player in the early National Football League. He was a member of the Cupeño people.[1] Welmas played in four games with the Oorang Indians for the 1923 season. He ended his professional career after the Indians disbanded in 1923. Woodchuck attended college and played college football at the Carlisle Indian School located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.


  1. ^ "Mission Indians at the Carlisle Indian School (1879-1918)." Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Accessed March 25, 2011.