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Sam Huff


Robert Lee Huff

Inducted 1980

Date of Birth



Edna Gas, WV


West Virginia University (1952-1955)


During an illustrious four-year career at West Virginia, the 6-1, 225-pound Sam Huff was instrumental in sparking the Mountaineers to a 31-7 record. WVU won three consecutive conference titles, finishing in the top 20 each season. In 1955, he was both a first-team All-America as well as an academic All-America. He served as co-captain in both the East-West Shrine and the Senior Bowl classics. He played pro football for 16 years with the New York Giants (1956-64) and the Washington Redskins (1964-70) and became one of the greatest linebackers the game has ever known. Time magazine ran a cover story on Huff while he was with the Giants. And for good reason, Huff, throughout all of his playing days, grabbed headlines as one of the toughest, meanest and hardest-hitting men ever play the game.


Height 6'1

Weight 225

Career Highlights

  • 1955 Academic All-America
  • 1955 First Team All-America
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