Herm Harrison

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Herm Harrison
No. 76
Born: (1939-09-29)September 29, 1939
Died: November 2, 2013(2013-11-02) (aged 74)
Calgary, Alberta
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) SB
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
College Arizona State
Career history
As player
19641972 Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1968, 1969, 1970
CFL West All-Star 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971
Career stats
  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1993

Herman Austin "Ham Hands" Harrison (September 29, 1939 – November 2, 2013) was a tight end with the Calgary Stampeders from 1964 to 1972.

College football

Herm Harrison played college football at Arizona State University.

Calgary

Herm Harrison came to the Calgary Stampeders in 1964 as a linebacker, but was converted to tight end . At that position, Harrison became a Western conference all-star 6 times (1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971) and CFL-All Star 3 times (1968, 1969, 1970). In 1968, he led the CFL with 1,306 yards receiving. In 1969 and 1970, Harrison led the Western conference in pass receptions with 68 and 70, respectively, and tied for the lead in 1971 with 70 catches.

Calgary won the 59th Grey Cup of 1971 over the Toronto Argonauts on a wet field.[1][2] Harrison scored the only touchdown for the Stampeders that day, a 14-yard pass from Keeling in a 14-11 victory. The Stampeders also won the 1968 and 1970 Western Finals but lost the 56th Grey Cup to the Ottawa Rough Riders and the 58th Grey Cup to the Montreal Alouettes.

Post-football honors

For his pass catching and blocking abilities as one of the premier tight ends of his era, Harrison was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1993 and his number (no 76) retired as a member of Calgary.

References

  1. ^ "Herm (Ham Hands) Harrison". Canadian Football Hall of Fame & Museum.
  2. ^ http://www.cflapedia.com/Players/h/harrison_herm.htm

External links

  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame member
  • Seen in game 3 of the 1970 Western finals in its entirety on YouTube
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