Hollie Donan American Football Tackle

'Holland "Hollie" Donan' (born June 24, 1928) was an American football defensive tackle. He played college football for Princeton University. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1984. Holland Donan was called the best tackle he ever coached by Princeton coach Charlie Caldwell. According to Caldwell, Donan's size, tremendous speed and uncanny ability to foresee enemy moves were what made him stand out among the nation's football stars. Head line coach Dick Colman praised him for giving his teammates pep talks and boosting morale. In 1950, Donan led the Tigers to the Lambert Trophy and their first perfect record in 15 seasons. The 6-5, 230- pound bruiser helped arouse his team to a second half come- from-behind win that wiped out a 14-7 Navy lead. Princeton won 20-14, and that led the Tigers to the fore-front of Eastern football for the 1950 campaign. Donan missed only two minutes on defense that season, and was named Lineman-of- the-Year as well as New Jersey's outstanding athlete. Donan graduated from Princeton in the spring of 1951 with a degree in history, married the same year and entered the U.S. Army where he served in the Transportation Corps.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 24th, 1928
Places lived
Montclair , New Jersey
pop. 38,977 (2000)


1. Princeton University Colleges/University

Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

Institution info

Type Private university
2013. 17.7 bil. $
2011. 17.1 bil. $
Institution colors
1 Nassau Hall, 08544 - Princeton, New Jersey
2013. 5,323
2012. 5,336
2011. 5,249
2010. 5,142
2009. 5,069
2013. 2,691
2012. 2,674
2011. 2,610
2010. 2,582
Acceptance rate
2014. 7.28 %
2013. 7.29 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 8.5 %
2010. 8.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 40.2 K $
2012. 39.5 K $
2010. 36.6 K $
Official web page www.princeton.edu
Wikipedia article
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