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Albert Wistert


Albert Alexander Wistert

Inducted 1968

Date of Birth



Chicago, IL


University of Michigan (1940-1942)


The name of Wistert was already very familiar at Michigan when young Albert Wistert arrived at the Ann Arbor campus. His brother, Francis, was an All-America tackle there in the early 1930s and Wolverines fans were hopeful the younger Wistert would be just as good. "Ox" was as good. In Wistert's sophomore year, the Wolverines finished with seven victories, losing only to national champion Minnesota, 7-6, in an historic battle at Minneapolis. The UM squad finished 6-1-1 the next year, then 7-3 in 1942 when "Ox" was voted the team's Most Valuable Player and consensus All-American. The previous year he was a second team pick. Al went on to serve as co-captain of the 1943 College All-Star team which trounced the pro champion Washington Redskins, 27-7, in Chicago. That summer, Wistert signed to play for the Philadelphia Eagles. He would become one of the club's greatest linemen, captaining the team as an All-Pro selection for five straight years. Philadelphia won two championships during Al's career and, when he quit the game in 1952, the Eagles retired his number 70 jersey. He had started every game as a pro, except for the 1950 season-opener against Cleveland when he was injured.


Height 6'2

Weight 205

Career Highlights

  • 1942 All-Conference
  • 1942 Consensus All-America
  • 1941 Second Team All-America
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