"Understanding the different coverages and really just continuing to improve on everything that I've been taught and already know.". His average of 108.5 yards per game was the best in the NCAA during the 1939 season, more than 20 yards higher than any other player (runner up John Polanski of Wake Forest averaged 88.2 rushing yards per game). [62], In December 1940, Harmon was selected by the Chicago Bears with the first selection in the first round of the 1941 NFL Draft.

Harmon also kicked the extra point. The Official Twitter handle for The South Harmon Institute of Technology Softball Team The offensive onslaught cooled right with the air -– 55% of the teams' combined 846 yards of total offense came in the first two quarters. “So, we put our all into each one. 3 player in the state of Mississippi according to 247Sports, Harmon has established himself as a top receiver prospect, but that's not the position LSU is recruiting him for. and join one of thousands of communities. In July 1946, he signed a two-year contract to play professional football for the Los Angeles Rams. [3], In 1924, the family moved to Gary, Indiana. He had an 84-yard run against the Chicago Bears on October 14, 1946, that was the longest in the NFL in 1946. He completed two of five passes for 23 yards in the fourth quarter. [95], Harmon believed that his talents did not fit with the T-formation offense run by the Rams, and having broken his nose 13 times, he retired for good from his playing career after the 1947 season. [58] In 2007, Harmon was ranked 16th on ESPN's Top 25 Players in College Football list. Playing on a wet and slippery field, Harmon completed 9 of 14 passes, despite throwing what was described as "a bar of slippery soap", including a touchdown pass to Evashevski. In his final college football game, Harmon led the Wolverines to a 40–0 victory over Ohio State, scoring three rushing touchdowns, two passing touchdowns, and four extra points, and intercepting three passes, and punting three times for an average of 50 yards. "I think it's very unique to know what both positions are thinking and use it to my advantage.". "I'm doing this for my parents, they want me to make something of myself and any school that gives me a shot to make me better, I don't care where it is," Harmon said. NFL footage © NFL Productions LLC. The 1940 Michigan team compiled a 7–1 record, losing to national champion Minnesota by one point, and finished the season ranked number three in the final AP poll. The game is scheduled for December 12 at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery.

[10] He was also a star basketball player and threw two no-hitters as a pitcher in AAU baseball. [28], In the final game of the 1939 season, Michigan defeated an Ohio State team that was ranked number six in the country. “As a coach on the North team, I'm excited to have him on our team,” Orr said. Welch and Arrington to wed, OUR VIEW: State fails to solve voting risk, The Mississippi Legislature seems to understand that the pandemic is radically altering how people… READ MORE, Copyright 2020 • The Star-Herald • 207 N. Madison St. • Kosciusko, MS 39090 • (662) 289-2251. "I never really had a favorite team or anything growing up so just finding the best fit for me is what I'm focused on.".

Ah yes, moving forward. "[38] After his performance against California, Fritz Crisler called Harmon "the greatest player I've ever coached". [18], In the third game of the season, an 85–0 victory over Chicago, Harmon ran 57 yards for a touchdown and threw touchdown passes to Forest Evashevski and Bob Westfall before being taken out of the game for the second- and third-string backfield.

The Associated Press wrote that Harmon found California's defense "about as strong as a wet paper bag", noted that Harmon was "as hard to snare as a greased pig", and opined that the only reason Michigan's point total was not higher was that "Michigan's first-string players ran themselves into a complete state of exhaustion. . Before joining the military, he worked as the sports editor for WJR radio in Detroit. Wolverines senior quarterback Jackson Harmon saw his first action since Sept. 18, when he left with the team’s loss to East with a lower-body injury. Thomas Dudley Harmon (September 28, 1919 – March 15, 1990), sometimes known by the nickname " Old 98 ", was an American football player, military pilot, actor, and sports broadcaster. Two weeks ago, South beat West 40-6. We’ve managed to lose about three kids every week and we’re trying to make-shift things every time we come out. In October of that year, while escorting bombers on a low-level mission over Kiukiang, Harmon's P-38 was shot down over the Yangtze River by a Japanese Zero during a dogfight. [16], After retiring as a player in 1947, Harmon returned to his career as a sports broadcaster, becoming one of the first and most successful athletes to make the transition from player to broadcaster. Through the first three games this year, Keyes had 12,943 yards. “You hear or read about the reports from other schools, and automatically think about if any teammates are friends with groups from those places,” Lowe said.

[35], As a senior, Harmon started all eight games for Michigan, seven at left halfback and one at right halfback.