Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Schnellbachers in:
 • Mount Calvary Cemetery
 • Topeka
 • Shawnee County
 • Kansas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Otto "The Claw" Schnellbacher
Birth: Apr. 15, 1923
Haskell County
Kansas, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 2008
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

Professional Football Player, Professional Basketball Player. A native of Sublette, Kansas, he played at the defensive back (safety) and offensive end positions for four seasons (1948 to 1951) in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League, with the New York Yankees and New York Giants. He appeared in 50 AAFC and NFL games, while being selected to two NFL All Pro Teams (1950 to 1951), two Pro Bowls (1950 to 1951) and was league leader in interceptions with 11 during the 1951 season. A versatile athlete, he excelled at both football (achieving All-American status) and basketball during his collegiate years at the University of Kansas. He played at the forward position for one season (1948-1949) in the National Basketball Association with the Providence Steamrollers and St. Louis Bombers, appearing in 43 games. Schnellbacher was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1972. He died of cancer. (bio by: C.S.) 
Family links: 
  John Schnellbacher (1872 - 1935)
  Effie C. Willet Schnellbacher (1888 - 1968)
  Theresa Elizabeth Renner Schnellbacher (1923 - 1990)*
  Brad T. Schnellbacher (1953 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Mar 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25175242
Otto The Claw Schnellbacher
Added by: Ron Moody
Otto The Claw Schnellbacher
Added by: Erik Lander
Otto The Claw Schnellbacher
Cemetery Photo
Added by: scrap
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- LawBaby
 Added: Apr. 15, 2015

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014

 Added: May. 30, 2013
There are 28 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.7 after 22 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service