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Harry Wilson
Harry  Wilson


Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame: 1973

All-American Selection: 1923

Harry "Light Horse" Wilson enjoyed an outstanding collegiate career and earned All- America recognition as a halfback at both Penn State (1921-23) and Army (1925-26). He led Penn State in scoring for two seasons (1922-23) and scored every touchdown for the Nittany Lions in the final six games of the 1923 season before leading Army in scoring for two consecutive years. Commissioned in 1928, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters after flying 45 combat missions as a pilot commander in the Army Air Corps in World War II. Born Aug. 6, 1902, he retired from the military in 1956. Wilson, who died on Oct. 26, 1990 in Rochester, N.Y., was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame in 1973.


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