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Athletic Hall of Fame

William H. Ceckler

William H. Ceckler


At Rochester:

  • Played with the freshman football team, starting at weak-side guard on offense and nose guard and middle linebacker on defense
  • Earned a numerical sweater for his efforts with the freshman team
  • Joined the varsity team for the 1948-50 seasons, lettering in his junior and senior years
  • Chose as the team's Player of the Week for his play vs. Oberlin and named to St. Lawrence's All-Opponent team


  • Pursued a graduate degree in Chemical Engineering at M.I.T.
  • While at M.I.T., he was an instructor, assistant professor, and a Director in the School of Chemical Engineering Practice
  • Received an ScD. in Chemical Engineering in 1961
  • Spent 13 years in engineering and process development in the steel industry before joining the Chemical Engineering faculty at the University of Maine
  • Retired as a Professor from U.M. in 1997