Paul Anthony Schwegler, born May 22, 1907 to immigrant parents from Germany and Russian Poland, was an American football defensive tackle. His college football experience helped to launch an acting career in Hollywood during the 1930s, first paying minor parts in football films and later in other genres, such as the drama film 365 Nights in Hollywood (1934). A two-time All-American tackle, He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1967.
1931 College Football All-America Team
- ↑ "Top football refs plan a whistle stop;". The Orange County Register: p. D11. June 24, 1989. "he roomed with Paul
Schwegler, a two-time All-America tackle in 1930 and 1931"
- ↑ "Lore and more". Seattle Post-Intelligencer: p. D10. November 22, 2002. "Paul Schwegler of Washington entered the College Football Hall of Fame in 1967"