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Alex Weyand


Alexander Mathias Weyand

Inducted 1974

Date of Birth



Jersey City, NJ


United States Military Academy (1911-1915)


An instant star, Alex Weyand was a three-time All-Eastern tackle and captain of the 1915 squad. Teammate Dwight Eisenhower, awed by Weyand's size (6-2, 198-pounds), teasingly nicknamed him "Babe." He gained All-America notice three consecutive years twice to the second-team and once as a third-team member. He led the 1914 team to an undefeated season and the national title. An all-around athlete, Weyand was a member of the United States Olympic Wrestling Team in 1920. He participated in basketball, ice hockey, boxing, fencing and swimming teams while at West Point. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1916 and retired as a Colonel in 1946. During his long military career, Weyand received numerous decorations, including the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Following his retirement, Weyand settled in Cornwall-On-Hudson, N.Y. - just ten miles from his beloved West Point. He devoted himself to historical studies and became a prolific author. His writings include books on football, the Olympic Games and basketball.


Height 6'2

Weight 198

Career Highlights

  • 1915 Third Team All-America
  • 1914 Second Team All-America
  • 1913 Second Team All-America
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