Harry Moore

Roster Info

Season Class # Pos Ht Wt
1948
1949
1950 (C) SR 55 C 6-1 200

Personal Info

First Name: Harry
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Last Name: Moore
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Hometown: Blackwell, OK
High School: Blackwell
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Death Date/Place: August 3, 2006 in Oklahoma City, OK
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Obituary:

Harry Moore, co-captain of Oklahoma's first national championship football team in 1950 and an all-Big Seven center for the Sooners, died Thursday in Oklahoma City. He was 84. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Edmond.

Moore was one of the Sooners' oldest World War II veterans when he arrived on campus in 1947. Moore graduated from Blackwell High School in 1940, the same year his father died, so Moore supported his family working at a zinc smelter.

In 1942, Moore enlisted in the Marine Corps and during the war served on the U.S.S. Idaho in the Pacific. Moore enrolled at OU in 1947, a full year after most of the war veterans arrived in Norman.

Moore was a three-year letterman and a starter on Bud Wilkinson's 1950 team that went 10-1 and won the national title.

Moore started a career in oil production and eventually founded Moore Energy of Oklahoma City.

Notes

  • A (C) indicates that the player was a captain for that season (named before each game in 1982, and 1995 through 1998).
  • Related To refers to other OU athletes only.
  • Calculations for career totals will be skewed if the season totals are incomplete.