Morgantown, West Virginia – West Virginia and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Sam Huff died today at the age of 84.
Huff, who was a four-year letter winner and three-year starter at guard and tackle for Coach Art “Pappy” Lewis at West Virginia, helped lead WVU to a combined four-year mark of 31-7 and a berth in the 1954 Sugar Bowl.
Following his remarkable career in Morgantown, Huff went on to play for the New York Giants and Washington Redskins. Huff won an NFL Championship in 1956, was a 5-time Pro Bowl player and was the first player in West Virginia history to have his number 75 retired at Mountaineer Field.
One of the greatest Mountaineers ever, Sam Huff will be greatly missed. Former West Virginia quarterback Pat White offered his condolences on his personal social media account, saying, “Enjoy that eternal rest, Mr. Huff. Fly high, Mountaineer!”
Enjoy that eternal rest, Mr. Huff. Fly high, Mountaineer!
— Pat White (@ucpatwhite) November 13, 2021