Woodchuck Welmas

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Woodchuck Welmas
No. 14
Position: End
Personal information
Date of birth: February 26, 1891
Place of birth: California, United States
Date of death: November 15, 1968(1968-11-15) (aged 77)
Place of death: Riverside County, California
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College: Carlisle Indian
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Philip J. "Woodchuck" Welmas (February 26, 1891 - November 15, 1968) was a Native American professional football player in the early National Football League. He was a member of the Cupeño people from Warner Springs, Ca.[1] Welmas played in four games in the NFL 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.