|Date of birth:||September 17, 1915|
|Place of birth:||Yakima, Washington|
|Date of death:||April 6, 1981 65)(aged|
|Place of death:||Yakima, Washington|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||217 lb (98 kg)|
|High school:||Wapato (WA)|
|NFL Draft:||1938 / Round: 11 / Pick: 91|
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Alphonse William Hoptowit (September 7, 1915 – April 6, 1981) was an American football tackle who played four seasons with the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cleveland Rams in the eleventh round of the 1938 NFL Draft. He played college football at Washington State University and attended Wapato High School in Wapato, Washington. Hoptowit was also a member of the Newark Bears of the American Association. He was nicknamed "Hoppy" and "Tonto".
He came up to the Chicago Bears in 1941 before playing for the Newark Bears of the American Association the same year. Newark was Chicago's farm team. Hoptowit later played in 41 games, starting nineteen, for the Chicago Bears from 1942 to 1945.
Hoptowit was a Native American.
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- "Al Hoptowit Named Assistant Grid Coach at Washington State College". The Spokesman-Review. March 12, 1947. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
- Prell, Edward (October 18, 1944). "Al Hoptowit Does That in Bears' Battles". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 23. Archived from the original on September 20, 2015. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
- "Chicago Bears Farm Two Half Backs to Newark Bears". San Jose Evening News. Associated Press. September 7, 1940. Retrieved September 19, 2015.