Jac Weller

Jac Weller

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John "Jac" Weller (January 6, 1913 - August 18, 1994) was an American football player, firearms expert and military historian. He was a consensus All-American in 1935 at the guard position. He played for Fritz Crisler's Princeton teams that went 25-1 during Weller's three years on the team. Weller later became known as a firearms expert and published several works on munititions and military history.

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Weller was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended preparatory school at The Hun School before enrolling at Princeton University. At Princeton, Weller was a star lineman for Fritz Crisler's championship teams of the mid-1930s. Crisler began the practice of having players where numbers on their jerseys while Weller was a student, and Crisler assigned the number 99 to his best player—Jack Weller. During Weller's three seasons at Princeton, the football team compiled a record of 25 wins against a single loss. The only loss was a 7-0 loss to rival Yale in 1934. In 1935, Princeton had a perfect record of 9-0, and Weller was recognized as a consensus All-American at the guard position. Weller later recalled, "We had one of the finest bunch of football players ever to come to Princeton...in four years, no major opponent ever scored more...
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