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Larry Kelley

NameLarry Kelley
Birth DateMay 30, 1915
Birth PlaceConneaut, Ohio
Death DateJune 27, 2000
CollegeYale
PositionEnd
DraftedYear1937
DraftedRound9/ Pick 87
Awards1936 Heisman Trophy
CollegeHOF30149

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Lawrence Morgan "Larry" Kelley (May 30, 1915 - June 27, 2000) was an American football player born in Conneaut, Ohio. He played end, for Yale University. 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. His jersey number was 19.

Kelley was an All-American end and the captain of the Yale football team. Following his career at Yale, he played for the Boston Shamrocks of the American Football League in 1937. He is a member of the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame. Following his career in football, Kelley was a history teacher and alumni director at the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey, his alma mater.

He taught English at Cheshire Academy and spent 12 years in the glove-manufacturing industry.

To benefit his nieces and nephews, Kelley sold his Heisman Trophy at an auction in December 1999 for $328,110 to the owner of The Stadium Museum, Restaurant & Bar in Garrison, New York, where it now resides. His health was visibly failing by then after having suffered a minor stroke and having open-heart surgery, and on June 27, 2000, Kelley died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Hightstown, ruled a suicide by the police. He was 85 when he died. He was survived by his fourth wife and 18 nieces and nephews.




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