Joe Zeller
Born:(1908-05-02)May 2, 1908
East Chicago, Indiana
Died:September 23, 1983(1983-09-23) (aged 75)
Chicago, Illinois
Career information
Position(s)Guard, end
Career history
As player
1932Green Bay Packers
1933–1938Chicago Bears

Joseph Thomas Zeller (May 2, 1908 – September 23, 1983) was an American football player. He played professional in the National Football League (NFL) with the Green Bay Packers for one season and the Chicago Bears for six seasons.

College sport career

Zeller was an outstanding athlete at Indiana University Bloomington, playing both football and basketball. He is the only person to have won the prestigious Balfour Award for the most valuable player in both sports in the same year, 1931–32, when he was also senior class president.[1] Zeller finished his college career by playing every minute of his final five games.[1]


  1. ^ a b Klingelhoffer, Bob (2000). The Glory of Old IU. United States: Sagamore Publishing. pp. 295. ISBN 1582610681.