Paul Schwegler
Date of birth: May 22, 1907
Place of birth: Raymond, Washington
Date of death: December 7, 1980(1980-12-07) (aged 73)
Place of death: Newport Beach, California
Career information
Position(s): Defensive tackle
College: University of Washington
 As player:
1929-1931 Washington Huskies
Career highlights and awards
Honors: 1931 College Football All-America Team
College Football Hall of Fame

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,[1] He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1967.[2]

See alsoEdit

1931 College Football All-America Team


  1. "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"
  2. "Lore and more". Seattle Post-Intelligencer: p. D10. November 22, 2002. "Paul Schwegler of Washington entered the College Football Hall of Fame in 1967"

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