Hube Wagner
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Wagner playing at Pitt in 1913
Personal information
Born:January 5, 1891
Monaca, Pennsylvania
Died:March 1979 (aged 88)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
High school:Monaca (PA)
Career history
* Canton Bulldogs (1915)

J Huber "Hube" Wagner (January 5, 1891 – March 1979) was an American football player who played college football at the University of Pittsburgh from 1910 until 1913. Prior to arriving at Pitt, Wagner had been hailed by the media for being one of Pennsylvania's most versatile football players while performing at Monaca High School. He soon made Pitt's varsity squad as a freshman, playing end. That season Pitt posted a 9–0 record. Because of Hube's ability to play virtually any position, Pitt's coach Joe Thompson developed him into a utility player. Although Wagner was primarily used as an end, Thompson used him at every other position except quarterback. In 1913, Wagner captained the Pitt team and received All-American honors.

After graduation, he became a prominent surgeon in Pittsburgh until his retirement in 1975. Hube served twelve years on Pitt’s Board of Trustees. In 1915 he was recruited by Jack Cusack, the manager of the Canton Bulldogs to play for the Bulldogs against their rivals the Massillon Tigers. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1973.


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