*J. Walter Koessler '22 - A two-year player for the Canisius varsity football team as an anchor tackle on the front line, J. Walter Koessler also played three years of varsity basketball. He was named captain of the basketball team quintet his junior and senior season, and his leadership in both sports was widely recognized. Koessler's love for Canisius athletics continued throughout his career. He was a benefactor, confidante and friend to many Canisius College athletic teams. His name graces the building that houses the Sports Hall of Fame; the Koessler Athletic Center serves as home to all of our Canisius College athletic teams.