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{{Navbuttons}}'''Charles W. Zeitler''' (August 1871—1903) was an [[American football]] player from [[South Bend, Indiana]]. Zeitler holds the distinction of being the first [[quarterback]] for the [[Notre Dame Fighting Irish football|University of Notre Dame]] to win four games—a mark that would not be surpassed until [[Angus Daniel McDonald|Angus McDonald]] led the team to six victories in 1899.
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'''Charles W. Zeitler''' (August 1871 – 1903) was an [[American football]] player from [[South Bend, Indiana]]. Zeitler was the first [[quarterback]] for the [[Notre Dame Fighting Irish football|University of Notre Dame]] to win four games.
   
 
Zeitler was born to a family of [[Bavaria]]n immigrants in [[Clay Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana|Clay Township]], just north of [[South Bend, Indiana]]. His father, John V. Zeitler, was a very wealthy landowner and farmer who had held local office as a trustee and assessor.
 
Zeitler was born to a family of [[Bavaria]]n immigrants in [[Clay Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana|Clay Township]], just north of [[South Bend, Indiana]]. His father, John V. Zeitler, was a very wealthy landowner and farmer who had held local office as a trustee and assessor.
   
Joining the [[Notre Dame Fighting Irish football|Notre Dame football team]] in 1893 at a time when the program had just begun to schedule major opponents in earnest, Zeitler made the most of the opportunity, beginning the season 4-0 with victories over [[Kalamazoo College|Kalamazoo]], [[Albion College|Albion]], DeLasalle and [[Hillsdale College|Hillsdale]], before finally falling 0-8 to [[Chicago Maroons football|Chicago]] in a road game on [[New Year's Day]]. The following season, Zeitler moved to the right end position, yielding the quarterback job to [[Nicholas Dinkel]].
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Joining the [[Notre Dame Fighting Irish football|Notre Dame football team]] in 1893 at a time when the program had just begun to schedule major opponents in earnest, Zeitler made the most of the opportunity, beginning [[1893 Notre Dame football team|the season]] 4-0 with victories over [[Kalamazoo College|Kalamazoo]], [[Albion College|Albion]], DeLasalle and [[Hillsdale College|Hillsdale]], before finally falling 0-8 to [[Chicago Maroons football|Chicago]] in a road game on [[New Year's Day]]. The following season, Zeitler moved to the right end position, yielding the quarterback job to [[Nicholas Dinkel]].
   
Zeitler returned to his homestead after graduation, where, sadly, in 1903 he succumbed to an attack of [[Typhoid fever]]. He is buried in the South Bend City Cemetery.
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Zeitler returned to his homestead after graduation. In 1903 he died of [[typhoid fever]]. He is buried in the South Bend City Cemetery.
   
 
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Charles Zeitler
BornAugust 1871
Clay Township, Indiana
Died1903 (aged 31–32)
South Bend, Indiana

Charles W. Zeitler (August 1871 – 1903) was an American football player from South Bend, Indiana. Zeitler was the first quarterback for the University of Notre Dame to win four games.

Zeitler was born to a family of Bavarian immigrants in Clay Township, just north of South Bend, Indiana. His father, John V. Zeitler, was a very wealthy landowner and farmer who had held local office as a trustee and assessor.

Joining the Notre Dame football team in 1893 at a time when the program had just begun to schedule major opponents in earnest, Zeitler made the most of the opportunity, beginning the season 4-0 with victories over Kalamazoo, Albion, DeLasalle and Hillsdale, before finally falling 0-8 to Chicago in a road game on New Year's Day. The following season, Zeitler moved to the right end position, yielding the quarterback job to Nicholas Dinkel.

Zeitler returned to his homestead after graduation. In 1903 he died of typhoid fever. He is buried in the South Bend City Cemetery.

References

  • Steele, Michael R. The Fighting Irish Football Encyclopedia. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC (1996).
  • Pictorial and Biographical Memoirs of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, Indiana. Chicago: Goodspeed Bros. Publishers (1893)


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