Marty Amsler
Personal information
Date of birth: (1942-10-26) October 26, 1942 (age 78)
Place of birth: Evansville, Indiana
High School: Benjamin Bosse High School
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: Indiana Vocational Technical College/University of Evansville
NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 18 / Pick: 243
Debuted in 1967 for the Chicago Bears
Last played in 1970 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Charles Martin "Marty" Amsler (born October 26, 1942) was a National Football League defensive end for three different teams.[1][2] He was also on special teams.[1]

Pre-NFL career

Amsler went to Benjamin Bosse High School in Evansville, Indiana and graduated in 1960.[3] He graduated from University of Evansville in 1967.[4] While at the University of Evansville Amsler was named to the All-Conference team of the Indiana Collegiate Conference in 1964.[3] Prior to playing in the NFL Amsler played for the Wheeling Ironmen in the Continental Football League.[3]

NFL career

Amsler was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1965 NFL Draft in the 18th round and was picked 243rd overall.[2] He was the first graduate from the University of Evansville to be drafted into the NFL.[3] They did not sign him. Amsler first played with the Chicago Bears.[5][6] He joined them as a free agent rookie in 1967.[1][6] He played in fourteen games with the Bears that season.[2] He got one interception and recovered one fumble.[2] Amsler missed the 1968 season with a torn achilles tendon.[6] In his 1969 season with the Bears, Amsler played in eleven games and recorded one fumble recovery.[2] He was released before the 1970 season and then signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.[1] Amsler played three games for the Bengals during the 1970 season.[7] That same season, he left the Bengals and signed with the Green Bay Packers.[7] Starting with week six, he played in nine games with them.[7] Amsler signed with the Denver Broncos as a free agent.[8] He did not play any games with them.[9] Throughout his entire NFL career he played in 37 games but never started a single one.[2]

Post NFL career and personal info

Amsler was inducted into the University of Evansville Hall of Fame and the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1979 and 2001 respectively.[10] Amsler is a member of the NFL Players Association Former Players Board of Directors.[11] He has been on it for over a year.[12] He once lived in Evansville, Indiana and Mount Prospect, Illinois.[1][13] While living in Mount Prospect, he was named to the board of directors for the satellite branch of the Franklin Boulevard Community Hospital proposed for just south of Wheeling.[13] He has a son named C. Martin Amsler III.[14]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Remmel, Lee (November 19, 1970). "Packer Potpourri". Oshkosh Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisconsin): p. 39.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Marty Amsler NFL & AFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on September 21, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5suxQ26sD. Retrieved September 22, 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Marty, Amsler". Indiana football Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on September 28, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5t5WzchTq. Retrieved September 28, 2010.
  4. "Honor Roll of Donors". 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47722: University of Evansville. Archived from the original on September 23, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5sxwKWjvK. Retrieved September 23, 2010.
  5. "Kuechenberg, Amsler Give Packers Extra Inspiration". Appleton Post-Crescent. Post-Crescent News Service (Appleton, Wisconsin): p. 13. December 11, 1970.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Billings, Bob (February 19, 1969). "Sayers, Amsler Getting In Shape". Charleston Daily Mail. Chicago Daily News Service (Charleston, West Virginia): p. 24.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Marty Amsler: Game Logs". NFL.com. NFL Enterprises LLC. Archived from the original on September 22, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5swMuL9G5. Retrieved September 22, 2010.
  8. "Duranko Injured". Beckley Raleigh Register. United Press International (Beckley, West Virginia): p. 22. September 15, 1971.
  9. "Marty Amsler". NFL.com. NFL Enterprises LLC. Archived from the original on September 22, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5swOmCxUW. Retrieved September 22, 2010.
  10. "Former Players Board of Directors". NFL Players. http://www.nflplayers.com/about-us/Former-Players/Former-Players-Board-of-Directors/. Retrieved September 28, 2010.
  11. Beard, Randy (July 18, 2010). "QB Club Will Have Chief of NFL Players Union as Guest Speaker". Evansville Courier & Press (Evansville, Indiana): p. C1.
  12. Beard, Randy (May 12, 2010). "Amsler speaks for NFL veterans". The E.W. Scripps Co.. Archived from the original on September 28, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5t5UamDKP. Retrieved September 28, 2010. "The former University of Evansville hall of famer just completed his first year serving on the NFL Former Players Board of Directors, which enabled him to take part in a historic first last month."
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Ex-Bear Amsler on hospital panel". The Herald (Chicago, Illinois): p. 65. March 13, 1974.
  14. "Engagements". The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa): p. 108. August 8, 1999.
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