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Art Weiner


Arthur Edward Weiner

Inducted 1992

Date of Birth



Newark, NJ


University of North Carolina (1946-1949)


Art Weiner was born in Newark, New Jersey, and at age 15 enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He came out of service at age 20, stood 6-3 and weighed 212-pounds, and enrolled at the University of North Carolina. He lettered four years as an end, was a first-team All-America in 1948 and 1949, and led the nation in passes caught, 52, and receiving yards, 762, in 1949. North Carolina had a 32-9-2 record in his four years. He set a school record with 18 touchdown catches in his career. Weiner was also known for his defense. In 1949, Mike Souchak of Duke was lined up to kick the winning field goal on the last play of the game against North Carolina. Weiner broke through, smothered the ball, and saved a 21-20 North Carolina victory. Wally Butts, the Georgia coach, called Weiner "the best pass catcher I ever saw." In his career he caught 105 passes and averaged a 16-yard gain on each reception. He also averaged eight yards a try on end-around plays. After the 1949 season he played in the Senior Bowl and was voted the game's outstanding lineman.


Height 6'3

Weight 212

Career Highlights

  • 1949 All-Conference
  • 1949 First Team All-America
  • 1949 Led nation in pass receptions
  • 1948 All-Conference
  • 1948 First Team All-America
  • 1947 All-Conference
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