Edgar Henry 'Ed' Lechner
Date of Birth: December 14, 1919, in Fessenden, North Dakota
Date of Death: November 5, 2015, in St. Paul, Minnesota (95 years old)
Pioneer Press - Published 11/05/15
Did you know?
Dr. Lechner became a dentist after his football career.
He graduated from Fessenden High School
Ed Lechner has a great story. He actually played pro-football with the New York
Giants in 1942 (anywhere from 4-6 games) and then went back to play college
football with the University of Minnesota and of course, finish his studies in dentistry.
I am not sure how many players during the war years of the 1940's played college
football, then professional and back to college, but it shows how the times
sure have changed.
1942 New York Giants (NFL)
1939 University of Minnesota
1940 University of Minnesota
1941 University of Minnesota
1943 University of Minnesota