Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Stan Keck

Stan Keck


  • Position: Tackle/Guard
  • School: Princeton
  • High School: Bellefonte, PA (Bellefonte Prep)\rSaltsburg, PA (Kiski Prep)
  • Years: 1919-1921
  • Inducted: 1959
  • Place of Birth: Greensburg, PA
  • Date of Birth: Sep 11, 1897
  • Place of Death: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date of Death: Jan 20, 1951
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 206

Member Biography

The nation was dedicated to post-World War I adjustment, a period of return to normalcy. So many of the country's leading colleges and universities, their football programs either curtailed or suspended during the war, were now trying to rebuild gridiron tradition. Hall of Fame coach Bill Roper had come back to Princeton for a second term as head coach, all too well aware of the task at hand. However, there was a bright spot for Roper's regrouping. He gleamed at the raw talent he saw in a young lineman named Stan Keck. He was everything a coach could ask for in a tackle - big, quick, and powerful. Keck received the Samuel Reid Memorial Scholarship, awarded in honor of a man who was president of the Princeton class of 1906 and was killed in 1918 in World War I. The scholarship is awarded for "the quality of leadership." Keck played three years and was All-America in 1920 and 1921. Later he was assistant coach at Norwich and Princeton and director of athletics at Waynesburg.