Herman Duhe

Jesuit (LA)

Herman “BUTCH” Duhe’ was a triple-threat football player. His skill at quarterback, middle linebacker and kicker made him invaluable to the Holy Cross Tigers in the 1965 and 1966 seasons. He has often been described as “the ultimate competitor.” With “Butch” leading the way, two of the largest crowds to ever turnout for prep football in the city witnessed the Tigers defeating the Blue Jays by scores of 14-0 and 20-7. Butch’s motto as a quarterback was “Run first; throw if you have to.” Butch’s college career at LSU and his life were cut short by his untimely death from a brain aneurysm. At the time, he was vying for the starting spot at quarterback against future NFL star, Bert Jones. Teammates and opponents alike attest to his strength, leadership and character. His legacy lives on at Holy Cross where, each football season, the student-athlete who best embodies those ideals is honored with the “Butch Duhe’ Award.”

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