Arnie Weinmeister
Weinmeister in 1954
No. 73     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1923-03-23)March 23, 1923
Place of birth: Rhein, Saskatchewan
Date of death: June 29, 2000(2000-06-29) (aged 77)
Place of death: Seattle, Washington
Career information
College: Washington
NFL Draft: 1945 / Round: 17 / Pick: 166
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Yankees (1948–1949)
Career highlights and awards
* 4× Pro Bowl (19501953)
  • 4× First-team All-Pro (1950–1953)
Games played     71
Fumble recoveries     8
Stats at
Stats at
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Arnold George Weinmeister (March 23, 1923 – June 29, 2000) was a Canadian-born American and Canadian football defensive tackle. He went to four Pro Bowls, but with only a six-year tenure in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League combined, his career is one of the shortest of any Pro Football Hall of Fame member. He was born in Rhein, Saskatchewan.

Early yearsEdit

Weinmeister was a two-time All-City tackle in high school, and played end, fullback and tackle during a 4-year tenure at the University of Washington which was interrupted by four years of army service. He was scouted by New York Yankees (AAFC) head coach Ray Flaherty while playing fullback.

Professional careerEdit

Weinmeister turned professional in 1948 and played defensive tackle for the New York Yankees in the All-America Football Conference until 1949, and for the New York Giants from 1950 to 1953. During his final season in New York, he served as the team captain. In 1949, Weinmeister won second-team All-AAFC as a rookie followed by first-team All-AAFC honors, was voted All-NFL Choice for four consecutive years (1950–1953), and was selected to play in the NFL's Pro Bowl every year from 1950 to 1953.

He was on the inaugural roster for the BC Lions in 1954, and played for the team for two seasons. He is one of only three Saskatchewan natives to make it to the NFL (the other two being Jon Ryan and Rueben Mayes).

External linksEdit

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