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Art Wheeler


Arthur Leslie Wheeler

Inducted 1969

Date of Birth



Philadelphia, PA


Princeton University (1892-1894)


In his review of the 1893 season and in his selection of the All-America team, Caspar Whitney said that Princeton guard Art Wheeler, "was the equal of Pudge Heffelfinger." As Heffelfinger is universally rated as one of the greatest players of the 19th century, this is great praise. The final game of that season saw Princeton meeting Yale in a match that would determine the national championship, Yale was at the crest of a 37-game winning streak and Princeton stood unbeaten in ten games when the two met that afternoon in 1893. Time after time, the Princeton defense responded to Yale scoring threats as Wheeler led the charge. Yale's great end, Frank Hinkey, was rendered ineffective and the Bulldog streak ended with a 6-0 Princeton triumph. It was the only Yale loss during Hinkey's four-year playing career. Wheeler went on to become the key force in a Tiger line which held 26 of 35 opponents scoreless over the span of his playing days. Wheeler was All-America all three years of his career.


Height 6'1

Weight 200

Career Highlights

  • 1894 Consensus All-America
  • 1893 Consensus All-America
  • 1892 Consensus All-America
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