American Football Database
Joe Zeller
Date of birth: May 2, 1908
Place of birth: East Chicago, IN
Date of death: September, 1983 (age 75)
Place of death: Illinois
Career information
Position(s): Offensive lineman
College: Indiana
 As player:
Green Bay Packers
Chicago Bears
Playing stats at

Joseph Thomas Zeller (May 2, 1908 - September 1983) was an American football offensive lineman. He played with the Green Bay Packers for one season, and the Chicago Bears for six seasons.

College sport career

Zeller was an outstanding athlete at the Indiana University, playing both football and basketball. Zeller is the only person to have won the prestigious Balfour Award for the most valuable player in both sports in the same year - 1931-32, when he was also senior class president.[1] Zeller finished his college career by playing every minute of his final five games.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Klingelhoffer, Bob (2000). The Glory of Old IU. United States: Sagamore Publishing. pp. 295. ISBN 1582610681.