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John Huard


John Roland Huard

Inducted 2014

Date of Birth



Waterville, ME


University of Maine (1964-1966)


In his very first varsity game, Maine linebacker John Huard had a 22-tackle day. As a junior and senior, he was a small college first-team All-America. Huard has been ranked as one of the greatest players in Maine history. The Black Bears won the conference title in his sophomore and junior years and closed the 1965 season with a trip to the Tangerine Bowl. Chosen by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the 1967 NFL Draft, Huard played four seasons with the Broncos and New Orleans Saints. Huard became the head coach at Acadia University, leading the Axemen to Canadian National Championships in 1979 and 1981, before stints with Maine Maritime Academy and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. An active participant with the NFF State of Maine Chapter, Huard also volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club and the Susan Curtis Foundation.




Career Highlights

  • 1966 First-team All-America (College Div.)
  • 1965 All-Conference
  • 1965 First-team All-America (College Div.)
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