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Athletic Hall of Fame

William Seeler

William Seeler


At Rochester:

  • Hardworking three-year letter winner for the football team
  • Started every game for all three years playing both offense and defense
  • Worked as a carpenter all day, came to football practice in the afternoon, and attended the University of Rochester’s extension school at night
  • Player of the Game at various times throughout his years with the Yellowjacket
  • During his career, the football team only lost five games
  • A member of the 1952 squad that went undefeated for the first time in history
  • Served as co-coach for the Rochester freshman football team prior to the start of the season in 1954


  • Went on to become one of Monroe County’s most successful land developer and branched out into commercial development
  • Formed Seeler Homes, Inc. in 1959, developing farm land into subdivisions and building new homes for fifty years
  • Served as the Director, Officer, and President of the Rochester Home Builders Association in 1968
  • Has been the National Builders Association Director since 1970
  • Recently, he owns and manages an Office Park in Rochester