Louis John Urban

Louis John Urban

Born on March 22, 1898 in Fall River, Massachusetts

Attended Boston College

Passed away on December 7, 1980 in Somerset, Massachusetts

Athletic Career:

  • Played four seasons of professional football in the NFL and two seasons of Major League Baseball with the Boston Braves
  • He also coached college football, high school basketball, as well as being a minor league baseball manager
  • He played end for the Buffalo All-Americans from 1921-1924. Named to the Buffalo Evening News All-APFA team in 1921, George Halas’ All-NFL team in 1922, and the Collyers Eye Magazine and Canton Daily News All-NFL Team in 1923.
  • Played for the Buffalo Bisons from 1928-1930.
  • From 1921-1930 he was the head basketball and football coach at Canisius College.
  • His football teams had a record of 46-27-7 with eight of those teams having a record of .500 or better. His basketball teams went 68-47 at Canisius.
  • Inducted into the Canisius College Athletics Hall of Fame in 1976.