Chalmers Tschappat
Personal information
Date of birth: (1896-06-22)June 22, 1896
Place of birth: Bellaire, Ohio
Date of death: February 6, 1958(1958-02-06) (aged 61)
Place of death: Fairborn, Ohio
Career information
College: West Virginia Wesleyan
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Dayton Triangles ( 1921)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at

John Chalmers Tschappat, Jr. (June 22, 1896 – February 6, 1958), sometimes listed as John Franklin Tschappat, was an American football player. He played at the tackle position for the Dayton Triangles of the American Professional Football Association (later renamed the National Football League) during the 1921 APFA season,[1][2] the second regular season of the National Football League.

Tschappat was born in Bellaire, Ohio in 1896 and later attended Bellaire High School.[3] His father, John Tschappat, Sr., was an Ohio native who was employed as a boiler maker.[4][5]

Tschappat played college football at West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1916.[6][7] In 1918, Walter Camp's Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide named Tschappat to its All-West Virginia eleven.[8] Tschappat also studied chemistry as a special student at Ohio State University in 1917.[9][10]

During World War I, he served in the United States Army Medical Division from June 1918 to March 1919.[11]

After his discharge from the military, Tschappat returned to Ohio. In the fall of 1919, in the early days of professional football in the Ohio League, he served as the line coach for Bellaire Athletic Association team during the 1919 season.[12]

In the fall of 1921, he played at the tackle position for the 1921 Dayton Triangles of the American Professional Football Association during the 1921 APFA season, the second regular season of the NFL.[3]


  1. "Chalmers Tschappatt's 1921 AFPA Stats". Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  2. "Chalmers Tschappat Career Stats". The Football Database. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Chalmers Tschappat". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  4. 1900 U.S. Census entry for John Tschappat, born Feb. 1860. Son John Jr. born June 1896 in Ohio. Census Place: Bellaire Ward 2, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 1241; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0016; FHL microfilm: 1241241. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
  5. 1910 U.S. Census entry for John Tschappat, age 50. Son John Jr. age 14. Census Place: Mead, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: T624_1157; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0008; FHL microfilm: 1375170. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
  6. "John Franklin Tschappat". Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  7. "Penn's Strategy Succeeds". The New York Times. November 26, 1916. starter at left tackle for West Virginia Wesleyan)
  8. Walter Camp, ed. (1918). Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide. American Sports Publishing Company.
  9. The Ohio State University Catalogue, 1917-1918. Ohio State University. 1918. p. 537.
  10. "untitled". Ohio State Monthly: p. 31. 1917.
  11. Application for Headstone for John Tschappat, born June 22, 1896, died February 26, 1958. National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Applications for Headstones for U.S. military veterans, 1925-1941; National Archives Microfilm Publication: A1, 2110-C; Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General; Record Group Number: 92. U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 [database on-line].
  12. "Bellaire Has Splendid Grid Team This Year". Steubenville Herald Star: p. 9. September 10, 1919.
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