Harry Schuh
No. 79, 76
Position:Tackle
Personal information
Born:(1942-09-25)September 25, 1942
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died:May 20, 2013(2013-05-20) (aged 70)
Memphis, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College:Memphis
AFL Draft:1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
(by the Oakland Raiders)[1]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Harry Frederick Schuh (September 25, 1942 – May 20, 2013) was an American football player. He was an All-American tackle at the University of Memphis in 1963 and 1964. He was the third player drafted overall in the 1965 American Football League draft, after Joe Namath and Larry Elkins. He played for the American Football League's Oakland Raiders from 1965 through 1969 as the starting right tackle, winning the AFL Championship in 1967 and playing in the Second AFL-NFL World Championship Game. Schuh was an AFL Western Division All-Star in 1967, an AFL All-League tackle in 1969, and an AFC selection for the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl in 1970 as a member of the NFL's Raiders. But he was traded before the 1971 season for his replacement at right tackle, Bob Brown, an eventual member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Schuh finished his career with the Green Bay Packers. He was a member of the Raiders' All-Time Team.

Schuh died in Memphis, Tennessee on May 20, 2013.[2]


Harry Schuh, a 1961 Neshaminy graduate who was a star at “The Ridge” during the heady days of the Redskins′ “Golden Age”. One of the greatest football players to take the field in Langhorne, he was recalled as a great friend to many and a lifelong fan of Neshaminy, Feasterville – his home – and Lower Bucks County.

A multi-sport athlete (besides football he also played basketball, wrestled and was involved in track and field), he was the first Redskin selected all-state, as a fullback, being honored twice (as a junior in 1959 and then as a senior in 1960). He played in the 1961 Big 33 and attended Memphis State where he continued to excel as an offensive tackle, earning all-American honors in 1963 and 1964. Drafted second overall in 1965 by the Raiders (Joe Namath was first that year), he played ten years as a pro which included an appearance in the second Super Bowl in 1968 when Green Bay topped Oakland, 33-14.v

Harry_Schuh member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, his number was retired by the Tigers of the now named University of Memphis in a recent ceremony. He was selected as a first team lineman on the Raiders’ all-time team as well as being voted by Pennsylvania fans as a member of PFN’s all-century first team. He’s a member of the Pennsylvania sports Hall of Fame, Neshaminy’s football Hall of Fame and was also selected as the top scholastic grid player in Lower Bucks County for period from 1950 to 2000. He has also been a recipient of many other awards and accolades over the years.

Playing for Harry Franks and John Petercuskie in ’58, ’59 and ’60, Schuh started all three years with the ‘Skins posting a 28-2-2 record during those seasons. An exciting time for Langhorne fans, the period from 1952 through 1965 saw Neshaminy book a gaudy 128-11-7 record. And with Schuh and his teammates dead-center during those 14 years.

References

  1. ^ "1965 AFL Draft". Archived from the original on February 25, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  2. ^ Brasher, Bryan (May 22, 2013). "Memphis football legend Harry Schuh remembered as great athlete, true friend". The Commercial Appeal.