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Herbert Sturhahn


Herbert Carl Sturhahn

Inducted 1981

Date of Birth



Far Rockaway, NY


Yale University (1924-1926)


Herb Sturhahn grew up in Long Island, and first flashed his athletic abilities at the highly-respected New York Military Academy where he excelled in a variety of sports. Sturhahn headed off to Yale and starring performances in football, hockey, track and golf. On the gridiron, Sturhahn proved to be a feared lineman blessed with quickness and strength. He struck from the line with lightning speed and leveled opposing players with ease. As a sophomore in 1924, Sturhahn entered the season as a starter and played an important role in Yale's defensive success which limited Eli opponents to only 52 points while posting a 6-0-2 record, including ties with Dartmouth (14-14) and Army (7-7). In his junior year, Sturhahn claimed national recognition when Walter Camp named him to his All-America squad after Yale had finished 5-2-1. Sturhahn lettered in each of his three varsity seasons and climaxed his career with repeat first- team All-America notice in 1926. Upon leaving Yale, Herb became an insurance broker in Princeton, New Jersey where he remained active in civic and community affairs.


Height 6'1

Weight 202

Career Highlights

  • 1926 First Team All-America
  • 1925 First Team All-America
  • 1924 Second Team All-America
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