Ferd Dreher

Not to be confused with Ferdinand Dreher.
Ferd Dreher
No. 20
Position: End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1913-02-23)February 23, 1913
Place of birth: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Date of death: December 28, 1996(1996-12-28) (aged 83)
Place of death: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Jonesboro (AR)
College: Denver
NFL Draft: 1938 / Round: 12 / Pick: 110
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Ferdinand Adolphus Dreher (February 23, 1913 – December 28, 1996) was an American football end who played one season with the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the twelfth round of the 1938 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Denver and attended Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, Arkansas.[1]

College career

Dreher lettered in football for the Denver Pioneers from 1936 to 1937, earning two first team all-conference awards. He recorded a team-high 30 points in 1936 and a second-best 35 points in 1937. He played basketball for the Pioneers from 1937 to 1938, helping the 1937 team to a 14-6 record while earning All-Rocky Mountain Conference honorable mention honors and also garnering third team All-Skyline Conference accolades in 1938. Dreher also participated in track and field, winning the conference championships in the discus and shotput in 1937 and 1938. He played baseball in 1937. He earned seven letters as a Pioneer, two each in football, basketball and track while also earning one in baseball. Dreher was named the University of Denver Athlete of the Decade for the 1930s in May 1966. He was inducted into the University of Denver Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003.[2]

Professional career

Dreher was selected by the Chicago Bears of the NFL with the 110th pick in the 1938 NFL Draft. He played in three games for the Bears during the 1938 season, recording 69 yards and one touchdowns on three receptions.[3]


  1. "Fred Dreher". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  2. "UNIVERSITY OF DENVER ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2003". denverpioneers.com. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  3. "FRED DREHER". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
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