• Jimmy Johnson was a Stockbridge Native American from Edgerton, Wisconsin and played college football at Carlisle from 1899 to 1903, where he starred on the team as the quarterback and team captain. He was one of Carlisle’s greatest weapons and was a team veteran with five years’ of experience. He understood the strategies that Warner threw at him and he not only mastered them but “added to them with his decision making on the field”. Johnson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1969.1


  • Martin Wheelock

    Martin Frederick Wheelock was from Oneida, Wisconsin and went to play football for the Carlisle Indian School. He started school in 1890 and graduated in 1902. While playing football for Carlisle, Wheelock played as a tackle. He was captain of the team in 1899 and was selected for the first team All American by the New York Sun. In 1901, he was selected for the second team All American by Walter Camp and was selected for the All-University team by the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1902. Camp also named Wheelock to the All-Time American Indian Football in 1913, and by 1980 he was inducted in the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame. He also went to play for the Green Bay team with Skenandore and Metoxen.


  • Jonas Metoxen was from Oneida, Wisconsin. He entered the Carlisle Indian School in 1891 and left in 1900 but continuously left and reentered. Jonas played for the Green Bay team before they were the Packers. Jonas Metoxen played as a fullback during his football career.2



  1. Jimmy Johnson,” National Football Foundation, Accessed Nov 28, 2018, https://footballfoundation.org/hof_search.aspx?hof=1219.
  2. Denis J. Gullickson, Carl Hanson, Before They Were The Packers (Black Earth: Trails Books, 2004), 60