Texas High School Football Hall of Fame Inductees: Harry Moreland

Harry Moreland

Fort Worth Arlington Heights High School


Inducted in 1990

Moreland made his mark in two seasons as an electrifying halfback at Fort Worth Arlington Heights. In 1955, Moreland rushed for 1,680 yards (a state 4A record) and scored a city record 23 touchdowns. The previous spring, he won state titles in the 100 and 220 and ran anchor on the record –setting (42.2) 440-yard relay team. When Moreland proved even more spectacular in 1956 with 1,800 yards rushing and 28 TDs (state and city records), Notre Dame’s Terry Brennan, Texas’ Darrell Royal and a small army of other college coaches paid personal recruiting visits. He made all-state in 1955, and was all-state, all-South and all-America in 1956. He won the Tom McAn Award and Player of the Year honors, and chose TCU over dozens of other major-college offers.