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Hugh Gallarneau


Hugh Harold Gallarneau

Inducted 1982

Date of Birth



Detroit, MI


Stanford University (1938-1940)


Hugh "Duke" Gallarneau was an all around athlete at Stanford who suffered through two losing seasons before experiencing a unbeaten year. He played for Stanford teams that went 3-6 in 1938 and 1-7-1 in 1939. Then came a new coach, Clark Shaughnessy, who introduced the modern T formation. Stanford went 10-0 in 1940. Gallarneau was co-captain and made first-team All-America halfback. Stanford beat Nebraska 21-13 in the Rose Bowl. Gallarneau scored two touchdowns, on a 10-yard run and a 40-yard pass reception. He attended Morgan Park High School in Chicago but did not play high school football. He was on the swimming, track and baseball teams. He went to Stanford on an academic scholarship and decided to try out for football. He also lettered in rugby and boxing and won the Pacific Coast Conference heavyweight boxing tournament. He was 6 feet tall, weighed 190, and once was timed in 9.6 seconds in the 100-yard dash. Gallarneau played with the Chicago Bears 1941-42. He joined the Marines in World War II and rose to the rank of major. He was in seven island invasions by Marines in the Pacific theater. He rejoined the Bears, 1945-47. Meanwhile, he also began working for a Chicago department store, Marshall Field. He moved in 1961 to Hart, Schaffner, and Marx. He retired in 1985 as vice-president. In his Chicago days he broadcast a show in radio, "On the Spot", and did an NBC-TV show, "Touchdown".


Height 6'0

Weight 190

Career Highlights

  • 1940 First Team All-America
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