William H. KirchemFootball, 1934-69
Warren Easton High School/Tulane University

Inducted: 1987

  • Earned all-state honors as a prep lineman in 1934 and 1935 and captured the state 100-yard dash title while at Warren Easton.
  • Lettered three years in football at Tulane was twice selected All-SEC at tackle.
  • Captured the SEC hurdles title as well as the SEC heavyweight boxing title.
  • Selected by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 1940 NFL Draft, but opted to become a teacher and coach in the Orleans Parish public school system, where he stayed for 30 years.