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| birth_date = September 10, 1897
 
| birth_date = September 10, 1897
 
| birth_place = [[Columbus, Ohio|Columbus]], [[Ohio]], [[United States]]
 
| birth_place = [[Columbus, Ohio|Columbus]], [[Ohio]], [[United States]]
| death_date = {{death date and age|1967|07|02|1897|09|10}}
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| death_date = {{dda|1967|07|02|1897|09|10}}
 
| death_place = Columbus, Ohio, United States
 
| death_place = Columbus, Ohio, United States
 
| height_ft = 6
 
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| PFR = NessFr21
 
| PFR = NessFr21
 
| DatabaseFootball = NESSEFRE01
 
| DatabaseFootball = NESSEFRE01
| playing_years1 = 1909–1921
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| years = 1909-1921
| playing_team1 = [[Columbus Panhandles]]
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| teams = [[Columbus Panhandles]]
 
| CFHOF =
 
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'''Frederick W. Nesser''' (September 10, 1897 - July 2, 1967) was a professional [[American football]] player in the "[[Ohio League]]" and the early [[National Football League]] for the [[Columbus Panhandles]]. He was also a member of the [[Nesser Brothers]], a group consisting of seven brothers who made-up the most famous football family in the [[United States]] from 1907 until the mid-1920s. He was the tallest and biggest of the football-playing brothers at six feet five inches and 250 pounds. He played mostly [[Offensive tackle|tackle]] or [[End (American football)|end]], but sometimes he lined up in the [[backfield]], to provide blocking.
 
'''Frederick W. Nesser''' (September 10, 1897 - July 2, 1967) was a professional [[American football]] player in the "[[Ohio League]]" and the early [[National Football League]] for the [[Columbus Panhandles]]. He was also a member of the [[Nesser Brothers]], a group consisting of seven brothers who made-up the most famous football family in the [[United States]] from 1907 until the mid-1920s. He was the tallest and biggest of the football-playing brothers at six feet five inches and 250 pounds. He played mostly [[Offensive tackle|tackle]] or [[End (American football)|end]], but sometimes he lined up in the [[backfield]], to provide blocking.
   
Fred also was a professional [[boxing|boxer]] and a legitimate contender for the heavyweight title, held by [[Jess Willard]]. However, in 1915, a broken wrist ended his boxing career.
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Fred also was a professional [[boxing|boxer]] and a legitimate contender for the heavyweight title, held by [[Jess Willard]]. However in 1915, a broken wrist ended his boxing career.
   
 
Around 1987 Fred's daughter, Vera, tried to get the city of [[Columbus, Ohio|Columbus]] to name a street for the Nesser Brothers. Her request was turned down.
 
Around 1987 Fred's daughter, Vera, tried to get the city of [[Columbus, Ohio|Columbus]] to name a street for the Nesser Brothers. Her request was turned down.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
*{{cite book | url=https://books.google.com/?id=rCnbhSRZpgIC | title=Pigskin: The Early Years of Pro Football | first=Robert W. | last=Peterson | isbn=0-19-511913-4 | publisher=[[Oxford University Press]] | pages=262 | date=1997-01-01}}
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*{{cite book | url=http://books.google.com/?id=rCnbhSRZpgIC | title=Pigskin: The Early Years of Pro Football | first=Robert W. | last=Peterson | isbn=0-19-511913-4 | publisher=[[Oxford University Press]] | pages=262 | date=1997-01-01}}
*{{cite journal|title=Thorpe Arrives:1915 |journal=Coffin Corner |publisher=Professional Football Researchers Association |volume= |issue= |year= |pages=1–5 |url=http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Articles/Thorpe_Arrives.pdf |author=PFRA Research |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20120311103541/http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Articles/Thorpe_Arrives.pdf |archivedate=2012-03-11 |df= }}
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*{{cite journal | title=Thorpe Arrives:1915| journal=Coffin Corner | publisher=Professional Football Researchers Association | volume= | issue= | year= | pages=1–5| url=http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Articles/Thorpe_Arrives.pdf| author=PFRA Research}}
 
*[http://www.daytontriangles.com/nessers.htm Forgotten NFL Family: the Nesser Brothers of Columbus, Ohio]
 
*[http://www.daytontriangles.com/nessers.htm Forgotten NFL Family: the Nesser Brothers of Columbus, Ohio]
   
 
{{Nesser Brothers}}
 
{{Nesser Brothers}}
   
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{{Persondata <!-- Metadata: see [[Wikipedia:Persondata]]. -->
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| NAME = Nesser, Fred
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| ALTERNATIVE NAMES =
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| SHORT DESCRIPTION = Player of American football
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| DATE OF BIRTH = September 10, 1897
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| PLACE OF BIRTH = [[Columbus, Ohio|Columbus]], [[Ohio]]
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| DATE OF DEATH = Columbus, Ohio
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| PLACE OF DEATH =July 2, 1967
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}}
 
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[[Category:1897 births]]
 
[[Category:1897 births]]
 
[[Category:1967 deaths]]
 
[[Category:1967 deaths]]
 
[[Category:Players of American football from Ohio]]
 
[[Category:Players of American football from Ohio]]
[[Category:Sportspeople from Columbus, Ohio]]
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[[Category:People from Columbus, Ohio]]
 
[[Category:American football offensive linemen]]
 
[[Category:American football offensive linemen]]
 
[[Category:Columbus Panhandles players]]
 
[[Category:Columbus Panhandles players]]
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