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Larry Pugh


Larry Miller Pugh

Inducted 1998

Date of Birth



New Castle, PA


Westminster College (PA) (1961-1964)


Larry Pugh was a four-year starter, a three-year all-conference player, and two-year first-team NAIA All-America for Westminster College. The NAIA named Pugh All-America at guard in 1962, at defensive tackle in 1964. He was second-team All-America at 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.


Height 6'0

Weight 240

Career Highlights

  • 1964 All-Conference
  • 1964 All-Conference
  • 1964 First Team All-America (NAIA)
  • 1963 All-Conference
  • 1963 Second Team All-America (NAIA)
  • 1962 All-Conference
  • 1962 First Team All-America (NAIA)
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