VERNON HUFFMAN (Deceased)
Inducted: August 2, 1974 in Bloomington, IN
Date of Birth: December 18, 1914 in Mooreland, IN
High School Attended: New Castle, IN Graduated: 1931
High School Honors: All-State End in 1931.
College Attended: Indiana University Graduated: 1937
College Honors: All-Big Ten Halfback 1936; 3rd Team All-American by Chicago Tribune Trophy; Most Valuable Player in Big Ten; Elected to starting quarterback position in the 1937 All-Star Game in Chicago; received Big Ten Medal, Balfour Award, and Clevenger Award in 1935; at Indiana/Purdue game, caught a pass and ran 60 yards for only score of game, Indiana 7 Purdue 0; in 1936, at Indiana/Purdue game, ran opening kick-off 90 yards (no score) and threw 3 touchdowns with the game ending in a tie; he also played basketball.
Professional Athletic Background: Played for Detroit Lions 1937-1938.
Special Recognition: Worked for the FBI; received Indiana University's Z.G. Clevenger Award in 1969; inducted into IU Hall of Fame 1982.
Mr. Huffman passed away March 20, 1995.