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Howard Harpster

Like “Zur” Graham, Harpster starred for West High School before entering college where he, too, played quarterback, making Grantland Rice’s All-American team in 1928. That season Harpster led his Carnegie Tech team to victory over a Knute Rockne-coached Notre Dame University varsity just as he had in 1926 at Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field when Rockne, off to scout Navy, had left the Irish in charge of a coaching aide. Harpster is a member of the National Collegiate Football Hall of Fame.

Inducted 1957 | Football