Henry Waechter
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Waechter after receiving his Super Bowl ring at a ceremony held in 2018
No. 75, 71, 70, 67
Position:Defensive end,
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1959-02-13) February 13, 1959 (age 64)
Epworth, Iowa, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school:Epworth (IA) Western Dubuque
NFL Draft:1982 / Round: 7 / Pick: 173
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:53
Games started:4
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Henry Carl Waechter (born February 13, 1959) is a former American football defensive end and defensive tackle who played six seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Nebraska and was selected in the seventh round of the 1982 NFL Draft.

He is a two-time Super Bowl champion, having won Super Bowl XX as a member of the Chicago Bears, and was retroactively awarded a ring by the Washington Redskins, who went on win Super Bowl XXII.


Waechter was born in Epworth, Iowa.[1] He played college football for Waldorf College, where he was an All-American, before transferring to the University of Nebraska, with his younger brother Kevin serving as his teammate at the latter.[2][3] He was drafted in the seventh round of the 1982 NFL Draft.[4]

Waechter played for the Chicago Bears in 1982, and from 1984 to 1986. He played for the Baltimore / Indianapolis Colts in 1983 and 1984, and the Washington Redskins in 1987.

Waechter is a member of the 1985 Bears that won Super Bowl XX.[5] He scored the game's final points on a sack of New England Patriots quarterback Steve Grogan in the end zone for a safety. In 2018, Waechter was awarded a Super Bowl ring for playing one game for the Redskins in 1987, the year they won Super Bowl XXII.[6]


  1. ^ "Player Profile: Henry Waechter". NFL. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  2. ^ "Nebraska defense". The Greenville News. December 29, 1981. p. 65. Retrieved December 1, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Binette, Wilfrid (January 1, 1982). "Tigers play for themselves and ACC". The Sun News. p. 13. Retrieved December 1, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Henry Waechter". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on September 22, 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "Bears Trounce Patriots, 46-10, in Super Bowl". Los Angeles Times. 1986-01-27. Retrieved 2023-10-31.
  6. ^ Chesebrough, Diane (June 12, 2018). "Redskins 1987 replacement players get Super Bowl rings". Redskins Wire. USA Today. Retrieved May 15, 2023.