Hometown: Covington, KY (Holmes)
Position: G Playing Height: 5-8 Playing Weight: 160
Date of Death: January 8, 1919
Legal Name: Carl F. Brandstetner
Nickname: Carl "Brandy" Brandstetner (More)
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Kentucky Career Notes:
Multi-Sport Player [Football]
Transferred to Occidental College
Post-UK Career Notes:
Served in the Military
Obituary - Brandstetner Dies at Camp, Los Angeles Times (January 11, 1919)
Carl Brandstetner to Be Buried Today, Los Angeles Examiner (January 14, 1919)
DEATH TAKES GRID STAR, Kentucky Post (January 14, 1919)
YANK WAS STAR ATHLETE
Former Covington Boy Widely Known in Sports Circles
Corporal Carl Brandstetner, son of C. Brandstetner, formerly of Covington, now of Los Angeles, who died at Ft. Logan, Houston, Tex., last week was a graduate of the Covington High School and of Occidental College, California.
He was awaiting his commission when he became ill. His father was notified, but arrived at his son's bedside just after he died. The funeral took place in Los Angeles.
Corporal Brandstetner was widely known as a star football player. He was manager of the Occidental eleven in 1913, and under his leadership the team became one of the strongest in California.
He was known as "Brandy" Brandstetner among the football fans, with whom he was a favorite. His death from pneumonia caused sorrow among many sports enthusiasts thruout the country.