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John Huzvar
Huzvar on a 1954 Bowman football card
Born (1929-08-06)August 6, 1929
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Died March 9, 2007(2007-03-09) (aged 77)
Homestead, Florida

John Francis Huzvar II (August 6, 1929 – March 9, 2007) was an American football player who played three seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Colts.[1] He first enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh before transferring to North Carolina State University. He attended Hershey High School in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Early years

Huzvar played high school football at Hershey High School, receiving multiple varsity letters. He graduated in 1947.[2]

College career

Huzvar first played college football for the Pittsburgh Panthers and later transferred to play for the NC State Wolfpack.[2]

Professional career

Huzvar played in twelve games for the Philadelphia Eagles during the 1952 season.[3] He then played in twenty games for the Baltimore Colts from 1953 to 1954.[3] His career was cut short after he suffered a serious head injury while with the Colts.[4]

Personal life

Huzvar served in the United States Marine Corps. He was later an NFL scout for free agents. He was also inducted into the Central Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.[2]

References

  1. "JOHN HUZVAR". profootballarchives.com. http://www.profootballarchives.com/huzv00200.html. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "John F. Huzvar, II". hooverfuneralhome.com. Archived from the original on October 30, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151030025333/http://www.hooverfuneralhome.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/10954/id/99640. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "John Huzvar". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/H/HuzvJo20.htm. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  4. "Son Of Big John Huzvar Stars As Fullback For Hershey High". Observer–Reporter. September 20, 1970. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2519&dat=19700924&id=6mpeAAAAIBAJ&sjid=YWENAAAAIBAJ&pg=743,3150145&hl=en. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 

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