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Schwartz, Harry

Harry Louis Schwartz

Schwartz played center at the University of North Carolina, and was an All-Southern performer in the 1920s. In 1927, football historian Fuzzy Woodruff wrote in the Atlanta Sunday American, "Schwartz is beyond any question or cavil the best defensive center in the South. He makes as many tackles on the ends as the ends or halfbacks. He is everywhere. He wears a moustache and it doesn't hurt him. Apparently he never gets tired. He's everything that a good footballer is expected to be."

Birth and Death Dates:
b. October 11, 1906 - d. unknown

Career Highlights:
A member of the first Jewish fraternity on the North Carolina campus, TEP (Tau Epsilon Phi), Schwartz was named AP All-America honorable mention as the Tar Heels had a record of 4-6-0 in 1927.

The following year as a senior, Schwartz was team captain and considered one of the top centers in the South. Named AP All-Southern second team and first team Jewish All-America by the Jewish Advocate Schwartz led the Heels had a record of 5-3-2. Harry was selected by football historian Dr. L.H. Baker as member of North Carolina's All-Time Team and described by the Washington Post as "one of the South's greatest centers of all time...centers of his caliber are not found every year."

Charlotte, North Carolina

Career Dates:
Schwartz played center for the University of North Carolina from 1926-1928.

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