Eddie Scharer
Halfback / Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1902-01-26)January 26, 1902
Place of birth: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Date of death: May 5, 1989(1989-05-05) (aged 87)
Place of death: Long Beach, California, United States
Career information
College: Notre Dame
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Panthers ( 1926)
Career highlights and awards
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Edward Scharer (January 26, 1902 – May 5, 1989) was a professional football player from Toledo, Ohio. He attended and played his college football at the University of Notre Dame and University of Detroit Mercy. While at Notre Dame, Scharer caused a rift between the college's president, Father Charles L. O'Donnell and Knute Rockne. In 1925 O'Donnell expelled Scharer from Notre Dame, for "breaches of discipline". This led to a protest by Scharer's sponsor, Bill Hayes, a contractor from Saint Louis. Rockne then argued on Scharer's behalf for months to O'Donnell. Finally Scharer was allowed to play for the 1925 season.

Scharer then played in the National Football League with the Detroit Panthers in 1926, the Pottsville Maroons in 1927 and the Detroit Wolverines in 1928.


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