Harry Schuh
Harry Schuh

Awards:
1981 M Club Hall of Fame Inductee


08/26/2013

Reunion to Celebrate the Accomplishments of the 1963 Football Team

'63 squad completed undefeated season as 14th ranked team in nation

Harry Schuh came to Memphis in the fall of 1961 as one of the most renowned signees in Tiger football history. The two-time all-state and prep all-American at Neshaminy High School in Feasterville, Pennsylvania, worked as a fullback on the freshman team in 1961 but was moved to offensive tackle by his sophomore season. He helped the `62 Tigers to an 8-1-0 record which included wins over Louisville, Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State. The Mississippi State victory marked the Memphis' first win ever against the SEC.

As a junior, Schuh would play an instrumental role in the school's undefeated campaign. Memphis posted nine wins and a lone tie against Ole Miss, the defending national champion. Schuh would receive N.E.A. All-America honors in 1963. As a senior, the big tackle became the most honored Tiger in school history at that time. Schuh was named to nine All-America teams, including Associated Press, United Press International, Time Magazine, The Sporting News and Playboy Magazine's All-America squads.

He was taken in the first round of the 1965 draft by the Oakland Raiders and remained with the team through the 1969 season. He signed with the Los Angeles Rams in 1970 and played through the 1973 season and ended his professional career with the Green Bay Packers. He participated in Super Bowl III with the Raiders and was named All-AFL, All-AFC and All-Pro. Schuh was picked as a member of the Raiders' All-Time Team. He died in May of 2013 at his home in Memphis, Tennessee.

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