|Name Vern Huffman|
Positions Halfback, Quarterback
Weight 98 kg
|Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
Died March 18, 1995
Role American football player
|Date of birth: (1914-12-18)December 18, 1914|
Date of death: March 18, 1995(1995-03-18) (aged 80)
Education Indiana University Bloomington
Place of birth: Mooreland, Indiana
Place of death: Bloomington, Indiana
High school: New Castle High School
Vern Huffman: Football Halfback and Quarterback
Richard Vernon Huffman (December 18, 1914 – March 18, 1995) was an American football and basketball player. He was born in Mooreland, Indiana and was raised in and around New Castle, Indiana. He played basketball for the New Castle High School team that won the Indiana state basketball championship in 1932. He enrolled at Indiana University in 1932 and played both football and basketball there. He was an All-American in both basketball and football at Indiana and won the 1936 Chicago Tribune Silver Football as the best football player in the Big Ten Conference. He played two seasons of professional football in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions in 1937 and 1938. Huffman later managed a dairy and worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was inducted into the Indiana Hoosiers Hall of Fame in 1982. Huffman died in 1995 at age 80 in Bloomington, Indiana.
Huffman's brother Marv was also an All-American basketball player at Indiana and later played professionally with the Akron Goodyear Wingfoots of the National Basketball League.