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Harold Bellis

Football (Inducted: 1986-87)


Harold  Bellis

Harold Bellis is best known among Lafayette College alumni and friends as having quarterbacked the undefeated football team of 1937, which went 8-0 and allowed just six points all year long. But he also should be remembered as the key blocking back for several seasons in head coach Hook Mylin's devastating ground attacks.

A native of Phillipsburg, NJ, Bellis is a 1934 graduate of Phillipsburg High, and was a standout for the Stateliners' football and baseball teams. From there, he attended Mercersburg Academy for one year and was captain of both the football and baseball teams. At Lafayette, he was also captain of the baseball team and earned kudos for several seasons as an outstanding infielder. He missed just one game in four years. After his collegiate career and tour of duty in the Air Force during World War II, Bellis came back to his hometown and embarked on a very successful teaching and coaching career. By the time of his coaching retirement in 1967, Bellis accomplished a 14-year football record of 86-29-10 with two undefeated seasons (1960 and 1964).