Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Harry "Stuly" Stuhldreher

Harry "Stuly" Stuhldreher

Details

  • Position: Quarterback
  • School: Notre Dame
  • High School: Massillon, OH (Washington HS) \rSaltsburg, PA (Kiski Prep)
  • Years: 1922-1924
  • Inducted: 1958
  • Place of Birth: Massillon, OH
  • Date of Birth: Oct 14, 1901
  • Place of Death: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date of Death: Jan 26, 1965
  • Jersey Number: 32
  • Height: 5-7
  • Weight: 151

Member Biography

"Carry yer bag, Mr. Rockne?", the curly-haired moppet would ask, reaching for Knute's gear and a free entry to Tiger Stadium in Massillon, Ohio. Knute Rockne was a star for the professional Massillon Tigers in those days - and his bag-toter was a wisp of a lad named Harry Stuhldreher. Fate had drawn the two together and fate would bring them mutual immortality, for not too many years later when Stuhldreher followed Rockne's star to South Bend, Indiana. Stuhldreher would emerge as the quarterback in the famed Four Horsemen backfield which dazzled opponents and left an indelible mark upon the pages of gridiron history. "As a freshman, Harry had the most promise of the Four Horsemen," Rockne was to claim. "He sounded the leader on the field." Leadership! It was a Rockne trademark, and it became the one characteristic in young Harry Stuhldreher which convinced the Irish coach to make him his signal-caller. Although Harry was the smallest of the Horsemen at 5-7 and 151 pounds, he was equally as fast and shifty as the others - the ideal quarterback with a sound grasp of the game. He was head coach at Villanova 1925-35 and Wisconsin 1936-48 with a combined record of 110-87- 15.