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Harley McCollum – Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame

Football, 1938-47
Tulane University/AAFC

Inducted: 1984

Harvey McCollum arrived in New Orleans in 1938 and became an immediate standout as a tackle for the Tulane University football team. A mountain of a man at 6-5 and 235 pounds, McCollum was a consensus All-American in 1939 after keying the Green Wave’s 8-0-1 which resulted in a top-five national ranking and a bid to the Sugar Bowl. He is one of just five consensus All-Americans in school history (through 2021).

After Tulane and a stint in the military, McCollum played two seasons in the All-American Football Conference with the New York Yankees (1946) and the Chicago Rockets (1947).

Born February 28, 1916 in Tulsa, McCollum was inducted into the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame in 1981. He died on June 7, 1984 at the age of 68.

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