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Moffie, Hal

Harold J. Moffie

Moffie played halfback at Harvard University in the late 1940s. Through the 2003 season, he still held school records for longest punt return for a touchdown (89-yards) and punt return yards in a game (137-yards). The 89-yard punt return is also the Ivy League record.

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Career Highlights:
After attending Brookline High School Moffie played football at Harvard. In 1947, he was named AP All-East honorable mention as the Crimson had a record of 4-5-0.

In 1948, against Holy Cross Moffie had a school-record 89-yard punt return for a touchdown which helped key a 20-13 Harvard victory. In that game, Hal also set the school record in total punt return yards with 137.

In the final game of the 1948 season, Moffie went 80-yards on the first play of the game in the Crimson's 20-7 win over Yale. That season, he was named AP All-Ivy League honorable mention although Harvard only had a record of 4-4-0. Moffie is a member of Brookline High School's school's athletic hall of fame.

Origin:
Boston, Massachusetts

Career Dates:
Moffie played halfback at Harvard University from 1947-1948.



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encyclopedia of JEWS in sports by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)


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