Louis Mahrt spent his years at UD playing football, basketball and baseball. He was most successful on the football field though. He was a four-year starter, earning letters each year. He was a center for the Flyers and started in every game in his four years of playing. When he was a senior he was elected to be one of the team captains. A quote from the Dayton yearbook states, “Without a doubt Lou was the greatest captain a Red and Blue team has ever had and his record of having played in every game during his four years on the squad is an envious and unequalled one. A keen student of the game, cool-headed at all times and one of the best punt returners to grace a Flyer squad for some years past, make his football career at Dayton a history of one outstanding performance after another. This last and baby of the famous Mahrt family will be sorely missed in the ’26 campaign.”
After Louis graduated from UD he was with the Dayton Triangles for two seasons. He was the team’s quarterback in 1926 and in 1927 he was a player-coach. In those two seasons he played and started in 8 of the games.
You can visit Louis’s gravesite located at section 28, Lot 93.
Listen to the attached audio file for a short clip on the life of Louis Mahrt. 12 Louis Mahrt
Information compiled from the UD Sports Information Directory and UD Archives.