Robert Lee “Sam” Huff Sr. was a professional American football linebacker know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Professional Career.
Sam Huff Biography
|Birthdate||4 October 1934|
|Age (as of 2021)||87 years|
|Place of Birth||Farmington, West Virginia, United States|
|Spouse/Partner||Mary Helen Fletcher|
|Children||Robert Lee Huff Jr., Catherine Ann Huff, J.D. Huff|
|Parents||Oral and Catherine Huff|
|Profession||American football player|
|Net Worth||$2.5 Million|
|Last Update||Nonember 2021|
Robert Lee “Sam” Huff Sr. was a professional American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. He played college football for the West Virginia Mountaineers football team. He is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the latter of which he became a member of in 1982.
Early Life and Family
Huff was born and grew up in the No. 9 coal mining camp in Edna, West Virginia,The fourth of six children of Oral and Catherine Huff, he lived with his family in a small rowhouse with no running water.Huff grew up during the Great Depression while his father and two of his brothers worked in the coal mines loading buggies for Consolidated Mining.
Huff attended and played high school football at the now-closed Farmington High School, where he was both an offensive and defensive lineman.While he was there, Huff helped lead the team to an undefeated season in 1951.He earned All-State honors in 1952 and was named to the first-team All-Mason Dixon Conference.
Sam Huff Wife
Sam Huff was married with Mary Helen Fletcher but they divorced .They have three children, Robert Lee (“Sam”) Huff Jr., Catherine Ann, Joseph D.
Sam Huff Net Worth
Sam Huff was a professional American football linebacker in the National Football League has an estimated Net Worth around $2.5 Million.
Huff attended and played college football for West Virginia University, where he majored in physical education.He started at guard as a sophomore, then as a tackle his next two years, after winning a letter as a backup guard during his freshman season.
Huff was drafted in the third round of the 1956 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. In training camp, head coach Jim Lee Howell was having a hard time coming up with a position for Huff.Discouraged, Huff left camp, but was stopped at the airport by assistant (offensive) coach Vince Lombardi, who coaxed him back to camp.
In 1958, the Giants again won the East and Huff played in the 1958 NFL Championship Game.The championship, which became widely known as “The Greatest Game Ever Played”, was the first National Football League (NFL) game to go into sudden death overtime.The final score was Baltimore Colts 23, New York Giants 17.In 1959, Huff and the Giants again went to the NFL Championship Game, which ended in a 31–16 loss to the Colts. Also that year, Huff became the first NFL player to be featured on the cover of Time magazine on November 30, 1959.
Huff joined the Redskins in 1964 and they agreed to pay him $30,000 in salary and $5,000 for scouting, compared to the $19,000 he would have made another year with New York.The impact Huff had was almost immediate and the Redskins’ defense was ranked second in the NFL in 1965.On November 27, 1966, Huff and the Redskins beat his former Giant teammates 72–41, in the highest-scoring game in league history.After an ankle injury in 1967 ended his streak of 150 straight games played Huff retired in 1968.
After leaving the NFL, Huff took a position with J.P. Stevens in New York as a textiles sales representative. He later joined the Marriott Corporation as a salesman in 1971, rising to vice president of sports marketing before retiring in 1998.While with Marriott, Huff was responsible for selling over 600,000 room nights via a partnership between the NFL and Marriott that booked teams into Marriott branded hotels for away games. In the late 1950s and early 1960s he was a spokesman for Marlboro cigarettes.
After retiring from football, Huff spent three seasons as a color commentator for the Giants radio team and then moved on in the same capacity for the Redskins Radio Network, where he remained until his retirement at the end of the 2012 season, calling games alongside former Redskins teammate Sonny Jurgensen and play-by-play announcers Frank Herzog (1979–2004) and Larry Michael (2005–2012).He was also a broadcaster for a regionally syndicated TV package of Mountaineer football games in the mid-1980s.