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William Walter "Pudge" Heffelfinger

First Professional Football Player

 

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AN ALL-AMERICA PLAYER OF OTHER YEARS LENDS ADVICE

NEW HAVEN, CONN., Oct. 25 [1945]--W. W. Heffelfinger, (left), four-letter athlete at Yale University and guard on Walter Camp's All-America football teams of 1889, 1890 and 1891, offers a few helpful hints to the 1945 Blue Captain, end Paul Walker of Oak Park, Ill., during a practice session of the Yale team here.


HEFFELFINGER HONORED
 

W. W. "Pudge" Heffelfinger (center) former Yale guard and four times an All-America player honored in pre-game ceremonies at New Haven, Conn., today (Nov. 21, 1953). Dean C. W. Mendell (right) athletic director of Yale reads citation marking the recognition of Mr. Heffelfinger by the Football Hall of Fame. At left is Chet Laroche, chairman of the Football Hall of Fame.
 


 



 

On the Mend

HOUSTON, TEX., DEC. 20 [1949]--Walter W. "Pudge" Heffelfinger of Minneapolis,one of the all-time football greats, is recovering in Memorial Hospital following a major operation. Heffelfiner was a guard on Walter Camp's All-America teams of 1889-90-91. This picture was made at a Yale reunion in 1946.


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