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Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame: 1985
All-American Selection: 1947
Steve Suhey, whose Penn State career was interrupted by World War II, was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame in 1985. Born on Jan. 8, 1922 in Jamesville, N.Y., he enrolled in 1941 but left for three years of service in the Pacific with the Army Air Corps, before returning in 1946. He earned All-America honors as a member of the unbeaten 1947 team. He completed his degree while playing two years with Pittsburgh in the National Football League. He later coached at Waynesboro (Pa.) High School before becoming a salesman for the L.G. Balfour Company until his death in 1977 on his 55th birthday. Suhey married the former Virginia Higgins, daughter of his collegiate coach, Bob Higgins. They had seven children, including Larry, Paul and Matt, who were all members of the 1976 Penn State football team.