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Ed Weir


Samuel Edwin Weir

Inducted 1951

Date of Birth



Superior, NE


University of Nebraska (1923-1925)


Ed Weir was a two-time consensus All-America tackle 1924-1925, a two-time Nebraska football captain 1924-1925, and a charter member of the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951. The Football Writers Association of America in 1970 voted him on its all-star lineup for the 1920s decade. Knute Rockne called him "the greatest tackle I ever saw." Weir said his greatest football thrills were Nebraska's 1923 victory over Notre Dame, when the Four Horsemen were juniors, and its 1925 victory over Illinois when Red Grange was a senior. He played professionally with the Frankford Yellow Jackets 1926-1928. Weir was conference champion in the high hurdles. He returned to Nebraska in 1929 as assistant football and track coach, was head track coach 1939-1954 and assistant director of athletics 1955-68. His track teams won ten conference championships in 16 years. He was a legend on campus, a man who lifted weights until age 70 and rode a bicycle to downtown Lincoln at age 85. He was called "Mr. Nebraska Football." He is honored in his home town, Superior, by the annual Ed Weir Relays. The university, in 1974, dedicated Ed Weir Stadium, a site for track meets.


Height 6'1

Weight 190

Career Highlights

  • 1925 All-Conference
  • 1925 Unanimous All-America
  • 1924 All-Conference
  • 1924 Consensus All-America
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