Monday, October 10, 2011

Football Great Harry Schuh to Have Jersey Retired

Posted By on Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 11:39 AM

He was the first Memphis Tiger to earn All-America honors from the AP (second team in 1964). He played for arguably the two best teams in Tiger history (8-1 in 1962 and 9-0-1 in 1963). He was the third selection (by the Oakland Raiders) in the 1965 American Football League draft. (The top pick was some guy named Namath.) He went on to play six seasons for the Raiders, three with the Los Angeles Rams and one with the Green Bay Packers.

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Today, the U of M announced that former offensive lineman Harry Schuh will become the fifth football player to have his jersey retired. The announcement will be made officially at Friday's Memphis Madness basketball event at FedExForum.

Schuh, who wore number 79 during his Tiger career, joins an exclusive club of Memphis football honorees: Dave Casinelli (a teammate of Schuh's), Charles Greenhill, Isaac Bruce, and DeAngelo Williams.

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