John “Bull” Schweder is one of only 67 Penn football players to have ever played professional football. He spent six years in the National Football League – one year with the Baltimore Colts (1950) and five with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1951-55).
Getting to the NFL was easy with the credentials Schweder brought with him from
In 1949, Schweder played in the East-West Shrine Classic Game, making him one of only 24 Quakers in program history to do so. He also played in the annual College All-Stars football game in
The following year, Schweder was a recipient of the Marian Brown Grace Trophy as
In 1969, he was honored by The Philadelphia Inquirer as a First-Team All-Time All-Penn football team member. Schweder was also named to the All-Time University of Pennsylvania football team as a guard in 1985, and in 1986 he was inducted into the National Football Foundation Lehigh Valley Chapter’s Hall of Fame. He was named to The Daily Pennsylvanian’s All-Century team as an offensive lineman in 1999.
In 1998, Schweder was inducted into the