Robert Lee “Sam” Huff (born October 4, 1934 in Edna Gas, West Virginia) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982
Huff was born and grew up in the No. 9 coal mining camp[1] in Edna Gas, West Virginia,[2] The fourth of Oral and Catherine Huff’s six children, he lived with his family in a small rowhouse with no running water.[3] 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.[4]
Huff attended and played high school football at the now-closed Farmington High School, where he was both an offensive and defensive lineman.[5] While he was there, Huff helped lead the team to an undefeated season in 1951.[6] He earned all-state honors in 1952 and was named to the first-team all-Mason Dixon Conference
uff 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.[10] Discouraged, Huff left camp but was stopped at the airport by assistant coach Vince Lombardi, who coaxed him back to camp.[

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