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 Howard Paul “Rabbit” Hartley

Howard Paul “Rabbit” Hartley

Birth
Ravenswood, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
Death 29 Sep 2006 (aged 82)
Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Plot Oak Section
Memorial ID 32551504 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. After his sophomore year at Duke, he joined the Navy and played service football with the Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base Commandos in 1944. After the war he returned to Duke. After graduating he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Washington Redskins in 1948. After his rookie season, the Redskins traded him to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He started in the defensive backfield for the Steelers from 1949 to 1952. He led the Steelers in interceptions three of his four seasons, including a then NFL record of ten interceptions in a twelve game schedule. In his five National Football League seasons he made 28 interceptions. He died of cancer.

Bio by: Mel Bashore


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  • Originally Created by: Mel Bashore
  • Added: 1 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32551504
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Howard Paul “Rabbit” Hartley (26 Sep 1924–29 Sep 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32551504, citing Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .