Profiles

Edward Keenan

Edward was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1981. His citation is below:

Edward Felix Keenan, a Waterbury, Connecticut native and veteran of World War I, was drafted in 1917 and received his basic military training at Camp Devens. He played football on the Camp Devens team under Coach Percy Haughton. Following his discharge from the army, he entered Washington College where he played football from 1921 to 1926.

An outstanding guard, Ed was twice named to the Baltimore Sun’s All-Maryland College team. Weighing over three hundred pounds, he was an imposing figure on the field. Despite his size, he was an agile athlete, and occasionally was installed as a running back to intimidate, if not liquidate, the opposition. His overall ability earned him a place on the South Atlantic Team and Don Parker’s All American eleven. Ed also spent two years in the National Pro League with the Hartford Blues and New York Giants.

As a student Ed participated in local minstrel productions and was a popular figure in the community. He also sang in the college glee club and took part in drama productions.

Ed maintained his interest in football following his college days. He frequently traveled by airplane to all parts of the country to watch the most important college and professional games of the week. At the end of each season he selected his own All-American College football team, based largely on his evaluation of games he had witnessed.

Even in retirement, Eddie has not lost his interest in the sport he dearly loved. He was outstanding on the gridiron, and his zeal for football has given him a lifetime of pleasure.

INDUCTED October 9, 1981.