Charlie Mathys

Charlie Mathys
No. 2
Date of birth June 20, 1897
Place of birth Green Bay, Wisconsin
Date of death January 18, 1983
Place of death Green Bay, Wisconsin
Career information
Position(s) QB, K
Weight 165 lb (75 kg)
College Ripon College & Indiana University
Career history
As player
1920–1921 Hammond Pros
1922–1926 Green Bay Packers
Career stats

Charles Pater "Charlie" Mathys (June 20, 1897 – January 18, 1983) was an American professional football player. He played running back for one season (1920-1921) for the Hammond Pros and quarterback and kicker for five seasons (1922-1926) for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League.[1]

Early life

Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Mathys attended Green Bay West High School. At the time he was in high school, the Green Bay Packers practiced against local high school teams. While Mathys was quarterback at Green Bay West he led his team to a victory over the Packers. After high school Mathys went on to play college football at Ripon College. After a brief stint at Ripon Charlie transferred to Indiana University.[2] Charlie emerged as star at Indiana and was inducted into the Indiana Hoosiers Hall of Fame.

Professional football career

Mathys began his professional career with the Hammond Pros in the 1920-1921 season. He appeared in five games, starting in four of them. After the 1921 season Mathys returned to Green Bay to play for the Green Bay Packers.[2] He played for the Packers for the next five seasons, appearing in 47 games and starting in 45 of them. Mathys was the quarterback on the first Packer team to beat the Chicago Bears, on September 27, 1925. He threw a last second touchdown pass to win the game 14-10. During his career, Mathys was one of the highest paid players in the league. In Mathys' day, when players were typically paid $50 per game, Mathys was paid $100 per game, $50 from two different banks.

Mathys retired after the 1926 season when his wife told him he needed to find a "real" job and come home to start a family. Mathys retired after appearing in 52 games starting 49 of them. He finished his career scoring 102 total points, 16 total touchdowns (1 rushing, 4 receiving, and 11 passing), including a team high 7 passing in 1925. He also tallied 2 field goals, one for both the Hammond Pros, and the Green Bay Packers.

Chuck was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1977. After retiring from professional football he served as a member of the Green Bay Packers Board of Directors for many years.


  1. Pro-Football Mathys
  2. 1 2 "Green Bay Signs Star". Sheboygan Press Telegram. September 22, 1922. p. 11. Retrieved April 15, 2015 via


Charles "Charlie" Mathys at Find a Grave

  1. Rivard, Raymond. "Green Bay Packers football: Charles Mathys". Fansided. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
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