UNC football All-American end Art Weiner dies


by AP

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Art Weiner, one of the first all-American football players at the University of North Carolina, has died. He was 87.

UNC spokesman Rick Brewer said Thursday that Weiner died on Christmas night at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. No cause of death was given.

Weiner and Charlie Justice led the Tar Heels to 32 victories and three bowl games between 1946 and 1949.

Weiner, born in Newark, N.J., caught 106 passes, including 52 in 1949 to lead the nation, and 18 career touchdowns.

He was a consensus All-American in 1948 and 1949, a three-time all-Southern Conference choice, and a member of both the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame.

Among the survivors is his wife of 65 years, Boots, and three children.

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