Pete Regnier Biography 3- Minneapolis Marines 

Minneapolis Marines 1921

 

The Minneapolis Marines were organized in 1905, and were one of the most successful Midwest professional football teams. In 1921, the Marines and Curly Lambeau's Green Bay Packers joined the American Professional Football Association  (AFPA) -- which became the National Football League in 1922. 

Pete Regnier was recruited to join the Marines in 1921.  On Oct 23, 1921, Green Bay played its first official APFA (NFL) game against the Marines - and won 7 - 6.  Regnier was Minneapolis' starting left half back.

This was the first of over 700 NFL victories for the Packers -- and Pete Regnier was there!

“After two nonleague games, the Marines traveled to Green Bay, Wisconsin to take on the Packers. In front of 6,000 spectators, the Marines forged a 6-0 lead on a touchdown by Dvorak.  But the Marine’s kicker missed the extra point, which allowed the Packers to tie the score on a touchdown by Art Schmahl. The Packers won the game on an extra-point kick by a substitute running back named Curly Lambeau.”