|Date of birth:August 5, 1910|
|Place of birth: Queens, New York, U.S.|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 204 lb (93 kg)|
|Debuted in 1933 for the Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL)|
|Last played in 1936 for the Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)|
| Pittsburgh Pirates (1933–1934) |
Brooklyn Dodgers (1935–1936)
|Career highlights and awards|
|Scored first points (a safety) of Pirates (Steelers) franchise history|
|Career NFL statistics as of 1936|
|Rushes / yds||2 / 14|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
|Stats at DatabaseFootball.com|
John Walter "Cap" Oehler (born August 5, 1910) was an American football center in the National Football League (NFL). He was a charter member of the Pittsburgh Pirates (which would later be renamed the Steelers). Oehler was born in Queens, New York. He played college football at Purdue University where he was named a captain.
In 1933 Oehler joined the newly formed Pittsburgh Pirates of the NFL. In the team's first game, he blocked a punt which went out the back of the end zone resulting in a safety. Those were the first points recorded in franchise history and the lone points in that first 23–2 loss. He would play two years for the Pirates before moving on to the Brooklyn Dodgers where he played two more seasons.
- ↑ "Cap Oehler bio". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/O/OehlCa20.htm. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
- ↑ "Big Ten Grid Notes". Milwaukee Sentinel: p. 18. September 17, 1932. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=bCZQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1gwEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3504,2339314&hl=en. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
- ↑ Sell, Jack (September 21, 1933). "25,000 See Pro Pirates Lose Grid Opener". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: pp. 14–15. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=17VRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MGkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5719%2C3169090. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
- ↑ "Dravo Appoints Sales Manager of Division". Pittsburgh Press: p. 30. February 2, 1951. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=tF8bAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-k0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=4295,704603&hl=en. Retrieved May 12, 2011.