La Vern "Lavvie" Dilweg starred as an end for three football teams in Wisconsin. Dilweg starred at Washington High School in Milwaukee before entering Marquette University. With Marquette, he earned All American honors while also earning a law degree.
Dilweg first played pro ball for the Milwaukee Badgers, who folded midway in the season. He then moved to Green Bay, where he played for the Packers from 1929-31 while also practicing law.
Dilweg played before the forward pass was a big part of the game, but he caught 14 passes and was known as a devastating blocker. He also played defense. After he retired from football, Dilweg continued to practice law and was elected to Congress. He later received Presidential appointments by John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.