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Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker was a star defensive lineman at Jamestown High School and was named a Western New York High School All-Star two times.

He went on to the University of Pittsburgh where he is still considered one of the Panthers' greatest linemen. He was named an Associated Press All-Star 3 three times and a United International All-Star twice. He played in the East-West Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl and played for the College All-Stars against the NFL Champion Detroit Lions. The All-Stars defeated the Lions who were quarterbacked by Bobby Layne.

McCusker played in the NFL for seven years with the Chicago Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns and was a member of the Eagles when they won the NFL title by defeating Green Bay 17-13 in the 1960 championship game. His final year was played with the New York Jets in 1964.

Jim McCusker was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 1982. He died in 2015.

Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker is #75 and Chuck Bednarik is #60 here with the 1960 Philadelphia Eagles.

courtesy Sports Illustrated
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker is #75 behind quaterback Sonny Jurgeson #9 with the Philadelphia Eagles.


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Radio broadcast of 1960 NFL Championship game


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The CSHoF is looking for information about the families of the inductees we have not been able to locate. We are seeking names, addresses and phone numbers of any relatives of the following:
Jimmy Clark
(1914-1994)
Tommy Leach
(1877-1969)
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or call Randy Anderson at 716-763-2173.


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Hall of Fame
Football
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Les BeckLes Beck
Bill BergeyBill Bergey
Jehuu CaulcrickJehuu Caulcrick
Shane ConlanShane Conlan
Chuck CristChuck Crist
Parke Hill DavisParke Hill Davis
Dave GrafDave Graf
Jim McCuskerJim McCusker
Ted OlsenTed Olsen
Tom RaffaTom Raffa
Sam RestivoSam Restivo
Murray SheltonMurray Shelton

 


 
 
 
 
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