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Marcelino Huerta


Marcelino Huerta Jr

Inducted 2002

Date of Birth



Tampa, FL


University of Tampa (1952-1961)

Parsons College (1965-1967)

Wichita State University (1962-1964)


Marcelino "Chelo" Huerta served as football coach at Tampa 1952-61, Wichita State 1962-64, and Parsons 1965-67. His coaching record was 98-58-3, a winning percentage of .626. Huerta served in the armed forces in World War II, then played football at Florida 1947-1949. His 1963 team at Wichita State had a 7-2 record, was co-champion of the Missouri Valley Conference, and ranked second in the nation in total offense. He was named to the University of Florida Hall of Fame, University of Tampa Hall of Fame, and Florida Sports Hall of Fame. He was the founder of a group called "Football Players for Crippled Children." He served on the President's Council on Endowment for the Handicapped. He received the Pop Warner Award for his work with junior athletes. He had these records at each school: Tampa (10 years) 67-33-2, Wichita (3 years) 14-15, Parsons (3 years) 23-5.


Wins 98

Losses 58

Ties 3

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