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|Date of birth:||July 23, 1954|
|Place of birth:||Paterson, New Jersey|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||221 lb (100 kg)|
|High school:||Haledon (NJ) Manchester|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
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|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Bruce Albert Huther (born July 23, 1954) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, the Cleveland Browns, and the Chicago Bears. He played college football at the University of New Hampshire.
Huther played high school football at Manchester Regional High School in Haledon, New Jersey. He moved on to the University of New Hampshire, where he was a three-year starter at linebacker and led the team in tackles in his last two seasons.
Dallas Cowboys (first stint)
Huther was not selected in the 1977 NFL Draft and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys. As rookie he played mainly on special teams and was a part of the Super Bowl XII winning team.
Huther played often but after the team signed Tom Cousineau in the offseason, he demanded to be traded and was sent to the Chicago Bears in exchange of a seventh round draft choice on August 13, 1982.
During his time with the Chicago Bears he was a backup and was not re-signed after his contract expired.
Dallas Cowboys (second stint)
Pittsburgh Maulers (USFL)
Although his rights belonged to the Chicago Blitz of the United States Football League, the Pittsburgh Maulers traded for him and also convinced him not to re-sign with the Dallas Cowboys. After leading the team in tackles, he was benched the next year in favor of rookie Ernest Adams, which made Huther to eventually force his release.
Denver Gold (USFL)
Huther graduated from New Hampshire with a degree in zoology, and later earned a Master's degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. In 1992, he founded Huther & Associates, an environmental consultancy, in Denton, Texas.
- Bruce Huther player profile, database Football. Accessed August 23, 2007.