Ward Meese
Personal information
Date of birth: (1897-03-09)March 9, 1897
Place of birth: Van Wert, Ohio
Date of death: January 23, 1968(1968-01-23) (aged 70)
Place of death: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Career information
College: Wabash
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Milwaukee Badgers (1922)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 1925
Games played     11
Stats at

Ward King Meese (March 9, 1897 – January 23, 1968[1][2]) was a player in the National Football League. He played with the Milwaukee Badgers during the 1922 NFL season and the St. Louis All-Stars during the 1923 NFL season before being a member of the Hammond Pros for the following two seasons. He also played for the Decatur Staleys while playing college football at the same time, playing Saturdays he would get on a train and play for Decatur on Sundays. The Staleys became the Chicago Bears shortly after he retired. His family included his son Robert Meese who had four children and seven grandchildren. His son Andy Meese played semi-pro football for the Wabash Express before a shoulder injury.[3]


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