AMSLER, MARTY

MARTY AMSLER

Inducted:  March 3, 2001 in Evansville, IN

Date of Birth:  October 26, 1942 in Evansville, IN

High School Attended:  Evansville Bosse        Graduated:  1960

High School Honors:  Junior reserve football and senior year varsity letterman.

College Attended:  University of Evansville     Graduated:  1967

College Honors:  All-Conference ICC 1964; Team Best Lineman Honor 1964; first U of E player to be drafted into the NFL.

Coaching Experience:  While at U of E, coached offensive and defensive linemen in 1965.

Professional Athletic Background:  Drafted by Dallas Cowboys as an offensive guard in 1965 but did not make team; free agent with Denver Broncos as a defensive end in 1966 but did not make team; was sent to Wheeling Ironmen in the Continental Football League; was picked up by Chicago Bears as defensive end 1967-1969; played defensive end with Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers 1970; retired in 1971 due to a ruptured achilles tendon.

Professional Athletic Honors:  In 1967, awarded game ball by teammates for outstanding individual performance in Bears 14-3 win over Detroit Lions; shared award of game ball with outstanding performance by defensive line in Bears 34-7 win over the NY Giants; named to NFL All-Star All-Rookie Team.

Special Recognition:  Inducted into Evansville University Hall of Fame 1979; member of NFLPA Retired and NFL Alumni; works as an account executive with Koester Companies, Inc. in Evansville.

Family:  Wife, Jeanne; children, C. Martin and Michelle.

 Amsler, Marty