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Paul Duhart
Halfback/ QB/ DB
Personal information
Date of birth: December 30, 1920 (1920-12-30) (age 89)
Place of birth: Montreal
High School: St Peter's High School (Worcester, Massachusetts)
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 1945 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Debuted in 1944 for the Green Bay Packers
Last played in 1945 for the Boston Yanks
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: retired
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 1945
Games Played/ Started     13/ 7
Rushing Attempts/ Yds / TDs     68/ 200/ 3
Receptions/ Yds/ TDs     9/ 176/ 2
Completions/ Attempts     7/ 22
Passing Yds     79
Defensive Interceptions     4
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Paul Albert Duhart (born December 30, 1920) is a former American football player who played two seasons in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Boston Yanks.


Early life

Duhart was born in Montreal, Quebec and is of French descent. He attended St Peter's High School in Worcester, Massachusetts where he was an outstanding football player.[1][2]

He matriculated at the University of Florida[1]. He starred for the Florida Gators for two years before entering the Army prior to his senior year.[2]

Football career

After being discharged from the Army in 1944, Duhart was given special dispensation by the league to sign with the Green Bay Packers, since his college team had been disbanded.[2] As a part-time starter he helped the Packers to a championship season.[2]

Prior to the 1945 NFL Draft the league determined that Duhart would have to enter the draft. He was selected second overall in the by the Pittsburgh Steelers.[2] After playing two games for the Steelers, he was sold to the Boston Yanks.[3] He finished the season with the Yanks before injuries ended his career.[4]


After ending his football playing career, Duhart enrolled at Boston College where he completed his degree history and English.[4] In 1960, he moved to California and became the head football coach at Arcadia High School (Arcadia, California). He also coached tennis and golf at Arcadia and served as the school's athletic director.[4] He was inducted into the school's coaching Hall of Fame in 1998.[4]




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