Rice Institute Owls football player Harry Witt #23
Black and white photograph of Rice Institute Owls football player Harry Witt (number 23), class of 1936, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: HARRY WITT, Class of 1936, was the brusing [sic] blocker and linebacker at fullback in 1934 on Rice’s first SWC football champions, playing in the backfield with All-Americans Bill Wallace and John McCauley. He also did the coffin-corner punting superbly. Look at any 1934 game picture. Harry always was on the ground – usually with at least two “enemies” down with him. Oddly, his greatest single feat came in 1933, a bad year for the Owls. He carried 16 consecutive times for a Rice team weakened by ineligibilities and injuries to move the ball 80 yards and beat Arkansas, that year’s champs, 7 – 6. Harry came to Rice from Houston’s Reagan High. He also was a fine basketball player, lettering three years on the Owl teams. He now lives in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and works for Anderson, Clayton & Company.
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