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Harley Sewell


Harley Edward Sewell

Inducted 2000

Date of Birth



St. Jo, TX


University of Texas (1950-1952)


Harley Sewell was a star wherever he played. At one time, he was an offensive guard for Texas. Then he played both ways and was middle guard on defense. The 1952 Texas team beat Tennessee 16-0 in the Cotton Bowl. Sewell was named Defensive Most Valuable Player. He led a defense that held Tennessee to six first downs and to minus14 yards rushing. Texas was the Southwest Conference champion in 1950 and 1952 with Sewell in the lineup. He was a two-time all-SWC player and a first-team All-America selection in 1952. Sewell played 11 years in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams. He settled in Arlington, Texas, and worked as a scout for the Rams.


Height 6'1

Weight 230

Career Highlights

  • 1952 All-Conference
  • 1952 First Team All-America
  • 1951 All-Conference
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