Pug Rentner

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Pug Rentner
Born:(1910-09-18)September 18, 1910
Joliet, Illinois
Died:August 24, 1978(1978-08-24) (aged 67)
Glencoe, Illinois
Career information
Position(s)Halfback, quarterback
Career history
As player
1934–1936Boston Redskins
1937Chicago Bears
Honors1931 All-America Team
Career stats

Ernest John "Pug" Rentner (September 18, 1910 – August 24, 1978) was an American football halfback and quarterback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Boston Redskins and the Chicago Bears. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1979.

High school career[edit]

Rentner attended the Farragut School in Joliet, Illinois.[1]

College career[edit]

Rentner played college football at Northwestern University and was chosen to the 1931 College Football All-America Team. He was selected as Northwestern's Most Valuable Player in 1932.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Ernie "Pug" Rentner". College Football Hall of Fame. Football Foundation. Retrieved 2008-12-17.