Running back, American football player
1894 – 1974
Who was Chic Harley?
Charles William "Chic" Harley was one of the outstanding American football players of the first half of the 20th century and the player who first brought The Ohio State University football program to national attention. Harley was Ohio State's first consensus first-team All-America selection and first three-time All-America selection. In 1951, he became a charter inductee in the College Football Hall of Fame.
In 1941, James Thurber described Harley's running skills for the New York City newspaper, PM, "If you never saw him run with a football, we can't describe it to you. It wasn't like Red Grange or Tom Harmon or anybody else. It was kind of a cross between music and cannon fire, and it brought your heart up under your ears."
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- Sep 15, 1894
- United States of America
- Ohio State University
- East High School
- Lived in
- Apr 21, 1974
on July 23, 2013
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