One of the greatest Michigan Men to suit up in the Maize and Blue.
Some fun facts and stats via wikipedia:
Harmon played college football at the University of Michigan from 1938–1940, he majored in English and Speech, hoping for a future career in broadcasting, and won the Heisman Trophy his senior season. He made his name as a tailback in the single-wing formation, and also excelled as a kicker. Harmon rushed for 2,134 yards during his career at Michigan, completed 100 passes for 1,304 yards and 16 touchdowns, and scored 237 points. During his career he played all 60 minutes 8 times. He also was a member of the varsity basketball team for two years.
|Born||September 28, 1919 in Rensselaer, Indiana|
|Died||March 15, 1990 (aged 70)|
|NFL Draft||1941 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1|
|Touchdowns||9 (3 rushing)|
|Stats at DatabaseFootball.com|
|Career highlights and awards|
Flashback in time:
On this day in 1940, which also happened to be Harmon's 21'st birthday, Michigan faced off UCLA where Tom Harmon scored four touchdowns to lead Michigan to a 41-0 win at Cal. During one of his 4 long touchdown runs, a Cal fan had enough of the Wolverine football star and decided to take matters into his own hands. Here is a news clipping of the incident: (via LIFE Magazine, Oct 14, 1940, Vol. 9, No. 16, Pg 47)