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Horace Bell

After making a name for himself at Akron East High, Dr. Horace D. Bell became a fixture at guard and field goal kicker at the University of Minnesota which won the national football championship in 1936. Also known as "Horse," he was the first black to play in the All-Star Classic in Chicago's Soldier Field. Older brother, Bill Bell, also a Hall of Famer, had launched a successful coaching career at Florida A. and M. and talked Horace into becoming his line coach. As coaching partners, two national black titles resulted. Horace left coaching to earn his medical degree at Indiana U. in 1952. In 1965 when he was inducted, Bell was practicing physician and surgeon in South Bend, Ind.

Inducted 1965 | Football