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Dižpersona: Marger Apsit,
"Old School Football"

Written by Andis Robežnieks

Marger “Migs” Apsit was one of the first—if not the first—Latvian American to play in the National Football League. He played in 20 games from 1931 to 1933 and started in half of those, often as quarterback; back then, that was mostly a blocking position, so his stats don’t match the intensity of his play.

Apsit began his NFL career playing five games with the Frankford Yellow Jackets before the team—located in northeast Philadelphia—folded, and he then landed with the Brooklyn Dodgers football team, where he played in one game. He later played two games with the Green Bay Packers in 1932 and 12 with the Boston Redskins in 1933. 

See Marger Apsit scoring a touchdown at 1:35

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