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Weiner on a 1952 Bowman football card
|Born:||August 16, 1926|
Newark, New Jersey
|Died:||December 25, 2013 (aged 87)|
Greensboro, North Carolina
|NFL draft||1950 / Round: 2 / Pick 16|
|1950||New York Yanks|
Art Weiner (August 16, 1926 – December 25, 2013) played American football as an All American end at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1946-1949 before playing in the National Football League for the New York Yanks.
Weiner matched the (at the time) NCAA record when he amassed 52 receptions in 1949. He averaged 16 yard/reception for career. He played alongside Charlie "Choo-Choo" Justice in what became known as the Justice-Weiner era while leading UNC to three major bowls. He was inducted into the NC sports Hall of Fame in 1973 and later the College Football Hall of Fame (1992). He played two years of professional football after college. After his football career ended, he worked as an executive at Burlington Industries and later owned a travel business.
Weiner spent most of his adult life in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA with his wife, Marion "Boots" Weiner. They had 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Weiner died on December 25, 2013 with his family by his side.
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