Biography and History

Holland “Hollie” Donan, class of 1951, played defensive tackle for the Princeton Tigers from 1948-1950. After graduating with a degree in History, Donan married in 1951, and served in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps from 1951-1953. He worked as an insurance broker in Manhattan for the remainder of his career. Donan was named “Lineman of the Year” in 1950 by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association, and was inducted into the National Football Hall of Fame in 1984.

Source: From the finding aid for AC390

  • Holland Donan, Class of 1951, Papers. 1952-1994 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC390

    Holland "Hollie" Donan, class of 1951, played defensive tackle for the Princeton Tigers from 1948-1950. Collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs relating to Donan’s football career at Princeton and his 1984 induction into the National Football Hall of Fame.