Woodchuck Welmas
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Personal information
Date of birth: February 26, 1891
Place of birth: California, United States
Date of death: November 15, 1968(1968-11-15) (aged 77)
Place of death: Riverside County, California
Career information
College: Carlisle Indian
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Oorang Indians (1923)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at
Stats at

Philip J. "Woodchuck" Welmas (February 26, 1891 - November 15, 1968) was a Native American professional football player in the early National Football League. He was a member of the Cupeño people.[1]

Welmas played in four games in the NFL with the Oorang Indians for the 1923 season. He ended his professional career after the Indians disbanded in 1923.

Welmas attended college and played college football at the Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.


  1. "Mission Indians at the Carlisle Indian School (1879-1918)." Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Accessed March 25, 2011.


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