Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Larry Pugh

Larry Pugh


  • Position: Guard/Tackle
  • School: Westminster (PA)
  • High School: New Castle, PA (New Castle HS)
  • Years: 1961-1964
  • Inducted: 1998
  • Place of Birth: New Castle, PA
  • Date of Birth: Nov 05, 1943
  • Jersey Number: 57
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 240

Member Biography

Larry Pugh was a four-year starter, a three-year all-conference player, and two-year NAIA All-America for Westminster College located at New Wilmington, PA. The NAIA named Pugh All-America at offensive guard in 1962, at defensive tackle in 1964. (He was second team All-America at offensive guard in 1963.) In his years, 1961-64, Westminster won four championships in the West Penn Conference. The Saturday Evening Post named Pugh one of the top three linemen in the East. He was Westminster captain in 1964. In that year Westminster had an 8-0 record and held opponents to 129 yards a game on defense. This gave Westminster the third best ranking on defense among all small college teams. He signed a pro contract with the Cleveland Browns but was injured in the exhibition season and never played in a league game. He became a teacher in the school system at his home town, New Castle, PA.