Ernie Steele '38 - Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Steagles (Combo of Steelers and Eagles during WW2 Football Teams
Sharing Info on Ernie Steele (1999 Hall of Fame Inductee) from Rob Ketcherside Class of 1992
Rob Ketcherside lives in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighboorhood and writes history for a local blog. He was researching a piece and was suprized to read that Ernie Steele (who had a popular restaurant on Broadway for 5 decades) was a Highline High School grad like himself.
Attached below is Rob's article on the history of the building Ernie owed and operated along with Ernie's NFL profile and stats. Of special interest is that Ernie played for 3 different teams (Eagles, Steelers and a combo team called the "Steagles" which ombined both teams during WW2 when there were few men left to play.
Thanks to Rob for taking the time to send this info about a HHS grad!