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Harley Sewell

Harley Sewell

(1931 – 2011)

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Harley Sewell
(1931 – 2011)

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(1931 – 2011)
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This is a tribute dedicated to Harley Sewell. Harley Edward Sewell was an American football guard for the Detroit Lions (1953–1962), the Los Angeles Rams (1963). He was born in St. Jo, Texas, and attended the University of Texas.
At Texas, Harley Sewell was an outstanding linebacker, however, the Lions drafted him as an offensive guard. He was the Lions’ first round draft pick in 1953. Used in the role of pulling guard, Harley Sewell "was noted for his extreme hustle" and speed in blocking. Later, he was referred to as "a 'hillbilly' kid."
A member of the great Lion teams of the 1950s and early 1960s, Harley Sewell was the best draft choice for Detroit out of any choices in 1953. He moved
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immediately into the starting spot at right guard as a rookie and remained there for the next ten campaigns. A tireless worker, Harley Sewell was one of the toughest and most conditioned Lions of his era. He once said at the peak of his career, "(I) never feel like I have a job cinched." While that attitude may have served to motivate him, his abilities were never questioned by either teammates or his coaches. "Harley has hustled for us every minute since he joined the Lions," said his former line coach Aldo Forte.
The 6-foot, 1-inch, 230-pound Harley Sewell was a complete guard, equally skilled at either pass or run blocking. He was at his best when leading the running back on sweeps, inside traps, and counter
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plays. Harley’s quick feet and acceleration allowed him to clear out larger defenders before they had time to counter his attack. Harley Sewell was also a standout on special teams throughout his career. A regular on the punting and kickoff teams, he was once credited with 85% of the team’s tackles on the kickoff unit in one season. Harley was a four-time Pro Bowl nominee during his career, making the season-ending trip after the 1957, 1958, 1959, and 1962 campaigns. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
Harley Sewell passed away on the 17th December 2011. This is an online memorial dedicated to his life. May he rest in peace.
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Harley Sewell

This is a tribute dedicated to Harley Sewell. Harley Edward Sewell was an American football guard for the Detroit Lions (1953–1962), the Los Angeles Rams (1963). He was born in St. Jo, Texas, and attended the University of Texas.
At Texas, Harley Sewell was an outstanding linebacker, however, the Lions drafted him as an offensive guard. He was the Lions’ first round draft pick in 1953. Used in the role of pulling guard, Harley Sewell "was noted for his extreme hustle" and speed in blocking. Later, he was referred to as "a 'hillbilly' kid."
A member of the great Lion teams of the 1950s and early 1960s, Harley Sewell was the best draft choice for Detroit out of any choices in 1953. He moved...

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