Hall of Fame Inductee - Harry Arp
Harry Arp was a four sport star for the Blue Devils during the war years
of the 1940's. As a sophomore, Arp lettered in football, basketball and
track and received the prestigious "Center Award" for his work on the
gridiron. The following year of 1941 Arp became the first person in
Quincy High history to earn varsity letters in four different sports in
the same year. And he did it with flair. Arp was honorable mention
All-State as a quarterback, leading the Devils to a record of 5-2-1. He
was a starting guard on the basketball team that went 23-4 and made it
to the "Sweet Sixteen." As a senior, Arp lettered in both football and
basketball, earning All-State honors as a quarterback before graduating
from Quincy High in 1943. After serving his country in World War II, he
returned to the states to further his education. Arp attended the
University of Illinois and Bradley University, earning letters in
football at both schools. While at Bradley, Arp was named as the team
captain his junior year and was a mid-term graduate his senior year.
After college Arp was sought by the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Colts
and New York Giants, but chose a career in business instead.
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