Larry Kelley was an American football player born in Conneaut, Ohio. He played end, for Yale University and wore number 19. While at Yale he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and Skull and Bones, and was the second winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1936, the year it was renamed in honor of John Heisman.
Kelley was an All-American end and the captain of the Yale football team. Following his career at Yale, Kelley rejected the chance to be in a movie, the title will be "Kelley Yale" and rejected the offer of the National Football League's Detroit Lions. He returned to the Peddie School, where he teaches and coaches football and has also taught at Cheshire Academy in Connecticut. He was a member of the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame.
Kelley was the first player to receive the ďHeisman TrophyĒ after the Downtown Athletic Club changed the name of its outstanding player award. Kelley never played professional football, opting instead to teach, coach high school football, and established himself in the business field. Kelley was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1969.
Larry Kelley, a native of Ohio, played football in high school in Williamsport, Pa. then attended the Peddie School in Hightstown. The Princeton campus was nearby, but Kelley's football coach at Peddie was a Yale graduate and took him to New Haven. Kelley also played baseball and basketball at Yale University and graduated as an honor student. Has earned a reputation as a glib and colorful character, tracing the development of his personality, the upheaval of 1934 in Princeton. As Kelley says, Merri Scott, Yale's defeat the left, observed on half-back substitute Tigers, who seek the man helpless, must be replaced.
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