Ted Shultz
File:Ted shultz.jpg
Shultz c. 1916
Biographical details
Born(1893-11-24)November 24, 1893
Logansport, Indiana
Playing career
Accomplishments and honors
All-American (1914)
2x All-Southern (1914, 1915)

Edwin Beswick "Ted" Shultz (November 24, 1893 – ?) was a college football player and coach.

Early yearsEdit

Edwin Beswick "Ted" Shultz was born on November 24, 1893 in Logansport, Indiana to Dr. John Beswick Shultz and Anna L. Cooper. He attended Logansport High School.[1]

Washington and LeeEdit


Shultz was a prominent All-American tackle for the Washington & Lee Generals of Washington & Lee University from 1912 to 1915.[2] He was renowned for his size at the time, somewhere between 6 feet 2 inches and 6 feet 4 inches.[3]


Shultz was the only freshman to make the varsity this season.[4] Shultz and captain Buck Miles were the tackles, a duo which "scintillated."[5]


Shultz was a member of the undefeated SAIAA champion 1914 team, which secured a share of the title when it finished the season with a victory over North Carolina A & M.[6] The team included College Football Hall of Fame inductee Harry "Cy" Young.

An account of the 10 to 0 victory over Swarthmore that year reads "Left tackle Ted Shultz starred for the victors making long gains on forward passes and effecting tackles that checked Swarthmore."[7]


He was captain of W&L's 1915 team.[6][8] During World War I, he played for Camp Jackson.


Shultz also played on the basketball team.


Shultz was once a secretary for the YMCA in Denver, Colorado,[9] and coached the freshman team of the University of Denver.[10][11]


  1. Calyx. p. 74.
  2. John Seymor Letcher (1974). Only Yesterday in Lexington, Virginia. McClure Press. p. 26.
  3. e. g."Two Great Records For W. And L. Team". The Washington Post. November 18, 1915.
  4. "First Year Men May Make Eleven". The Times-Dispatch. October 13, 1913.
  5. "Blue and White is Ready for Medicos". The Times-Dispatch. September 27, 1913.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The Indianapolis Football Game". Indiana University Alumni Quarterly 2: 322. 1915.
  7. "Generals Beat Swarthmore". Charleston Mail. November 9, 1914.
  8. "Shultz Is Named 1915 Captain by Washington & Lee". Atlanta Constitution. December 13, 1914.[dead link]
  9. "Alumni Notes". The Phi Gamma Delta 39: 544.
  10. "Frosh Squad Proves Largest In Years". The Denver Clarion. September 27, 1916.
  11. "1". The Graduate Magazine of the University of Kansas 22: 9. 1923.
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