Irvin “Ace” Taylor

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While at the University of Delaware 1926-1930, Irvin won three letters in both football and basketball, three in baseball, and one in soccer. He was voted “Outstanding Athlete” in his senior year
and was later selected as an end on the All-UD team, representing the first one hundred years of Blue Hen football. He also played two years of baseball and one of basketball at Goldey Beacom College
and in 1931, captained the Allied Kid Industrial League baseball team. Ace was inducted into the University of Delaware Hall of Fame in 1997.



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