Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Dave Schreiner

Dave Schreiner


  • Position: End
  • School: Wisconsin
  • High School: Lancaster, WI (Lancaster HS)
  • Years: 1940-1942
  • Inducted: 1955
  • Place of Birth: Lancaster, WI
  • Date of Birth: Mar 05, 1921
  • Place of Death: Okinawa
  • Date of Death: Jun 20, 1944
  • Jersey Number: 80
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 198

Member Biography

Dedication! Dave Schreiner was the embodiment of the word, a tireless man who made football a way of life and reaped the highest dividends as reward for hard work. Schreiner was never satisfied with his play and used the summer off-season to hone his talents to a keen edge. The result? He became the finest end in Wisconsin's pre-World War II history. In 1941, when the Badgers struggled through an unimpressive 3-5-0 campaign, Schreiner stood well above his peers and drew All- America laurels. He was even more impressive the next year when his receiving abilities lifted Wisconsin to one of its best records. The senior co-captain led the Badgers to an 8-1-1 record. Only a 6-0 loss to powerful Iowa and a 7-7 tie with Notre Dame marred the Wisconsin record. Badger coach Harry Stuhldreher, the quarterback in Notre Dame's famed Four Horsemen backfield of 1924, had high praise for Schreiner that year, pointing to Schreiner's Big Ten Most Valuable Player citation as a most deserved award. Schreiner never stopped drilling himself in the fine art of receiving. However, his dedication was not limited to his gridiron career. After leaving Wisconsin, he joined the service and requested combat duty during World War II. Schreiner was killed in action in Okinawa.