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Heller, Irving

Irving J. Heller

Heller played tackle for Boston in the 1940s. He was called by his coach Buff Donelli, "...one of the greatest men I have ever coached."

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Career Highlights:
Heller played on the offensive line for Boston University in the late 1940s. In 1947, he was named AP All-New England first team and Boston had a record of 6-3-0. In 1948, Heller was named AP All-East honorable mention as Boston improved to 6-2-0. In 1949, the team began the season with six consecutive victories before losing their final two to Maryland and St. Bonaventure. Heller is a member of the BU All-Time Team and of the Boston University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Career Dates:
Heller played tackle at Boston University from 1946-1949.

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