|No. 8, 11|
|Halfback / Fullback / Quarterback|
|Date of birth: October 3, 1892|
|Place of birth: Orr, North Dakota|
|Date of death: October 3, 1969(aged 77)|
|Place of death: Columbus, Ohio|
|College: Carlisle Indian|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Oorang Indians (1922–1923)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Leon A. Boutwell (October 3, 1892 – October 3, 1969) was a professional football player who played in the National Football League during the 1922 and 1923 seasons. He joined the NFL's Oorang Indians. The Indians were a team based in LaRue, Ohio, composed only of Native Americans, and coached by Jim Thorpe. Lo was a Chippewa and made his start with the team at age 29. He recorded an interception in 1923.
When asked about how white audiences viewed the Indians, Boutwell explained:
"White people had this misconception about Indians. They thought they were all wild men, even though almost all of us had been to college and were generally more civilized than they were. Well, it was a dandy excuse to raise hell and get away with it when the mood struck us. Since we were Indians we could get away with things the whites couldn't. Don't think we didn't take advantage of it."
- Whitman, Robert L. (1984). Jim Thorpe and the Oorang Indians: The N.F.L.'s Most Colorful Franchise. [Mount Gilead, OH]: Marion County Historical Society. OCLC 717439558.
- Uniform Numbers of the NFL
- ↑ "Lo Boutwell". The Pro Football Archives. 2006. http://www.profootballarchives.com/bout00400.html. Retrieved 2014-06-04.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Braunwart, Bob; Bob Carroll; Joe Horrigan (1981). "The Oorang Indians". The Coffin Corner 3 (1). Archived from the original on 2010-11-27. https://web.archive.org/web/20101127050226/http://profootballresearchers.org/Coffin_Corner/03-01-057.pdf. Retrieved 2014-06-04.