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Arnie Weinmeister

Arnie Weinmeister (Pro football.  Born, Rhine, Sask., Mar. 23, 1923; died, Seattle, WA, June 28, 2000.)  A hard-hitting tackle who was a versatile two-way player, Arnold G. Weinmeister joined the A.A.F.C. Yankees from the University of Washington in 1948.  When the A.A.F.C. folded after the 1949 season, Weinmeister moved to the N.F.L. Giants, where he played for four seasons (1950-53).  He was an all-League choice in 1949 and all four of his years with the Giants.  Weinmeister then sued for the right to play in Canada and won, finishing his career as a player-coach with British Columbia of the C.F.L. in 1955.  He later became an organizer and executive with the Teamsters union in the Pacific Northwest.

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