Lawrence Abraham Weltman
Weltman was a back who played professionally for the Rochester Jeffersons in 1922, the NFL's first season. The league had previously been called the American Professional Football Association.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. June 1898 - d. September 13, 1959
After playing both basketball and football at Syracuse University, Weltman played one season of professional football. In 1922, Weltman played four games in the NFL for the Rochester Jeffersons. That year, the Jeffersons had a record of 0-3-1 for player/coach Joe Alexander. One of Weltman's teammates was back Herm Sawyer. After being released by the Jeffersons, Weltman signed with the Milwaukee Badgers during the 1922 season; it is unclear whether he played for Milwaukee during the season.
Weltman played at Syracuse University. He then played as a blocking back and tailback in the NFL with the Rochester Jeffersons in 1922.
5'10", 175 pounds
In the NFL:
Passing touchdowns: 1
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The Encyclopedia of Football, by Roger Treat (New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1976 -- 14th Edition)
Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League, edited by Bob Carroll, Michael Gershman, David Neft, and John Thorn (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999)
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)