|Date of birth:||June 6, 1893|
|Place of birth:||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Date of death:||March 1967 (aged 73)|
|Place of death:||Akron, Ohio, United States|
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Alfred Louis Nesser (June 6, 1893 – March 1967) was a professional American football offensive lineman. He played for seven teams: Akron Pros, Cleveland Bulldogs, Columbus Panhandles, Akron Indians, New York Giants, and Cleveland Indians in the National Football League (NFL) and the Cleveland Panthers in the first American Football League. He won NFL Championship titles with the Akron Pros in 1920 and the New York Giants in 1927. During his career, Nesser played against Charlie Copley, Fritz Pollard and Jim Thorpe.
Although he didn't play college football, prior to the formation of the NFL, Nesser played in the "Ohio League" for the Columbus Panhandles and the Canton Professionals (later renamed the Canton Bulldogs). He was one of the seven Nesser Brothers who played professional football. He became the last Nesser brother to retire from the game, when he ended his playing career in 1931. He was the last football player to play without having to use a mandatory helmet.
Although none of the Nessers have been named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Al was elected to the professional branch of the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame in 1952. In 2004, he was named to the Professional Football Researchers Association Hall of Very Good in the association's second HOVG class 
- ↑ "Hall of Very Good". http://www.profootballresearchers.org/hall-of-very-good-2004.htm. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
- Peterson, Robert W. (1997). Pigskin: The Early Years of Pro Football. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-511913-4. https://books.google.com/?id=rCnbhSRZpgIC.
- Lahman, Sean (2008). The Pro Football Historical Abstract. Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press. ISBN 978-1-59228-940-0. https://books.google.com/?id=k84pD-r7L0MC&dq=Al+Nesser+football.
- Maroon, Thomas (2006). Akron-Canton Football Heritage. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-19-511913-8. https://books.google.com/?id=rCnbhSRZpgIC.
- PFRA Research. "Parratt Stays on Top 1914". Coffin Corner (Professional Football Researchers Association): 1–3. Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. https://web.archive.org/web/20120226110218/http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Articles/Parratt_Stays_On_Top.pdf.
- A Colorful Game: Names are in the Book
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