Tom Harmon

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Birthday
28, 1919
Birthplace
Rensselaer, IN
Death Date
Mar 15, 1990 (70)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
28, 1919
Birthplace
Rensselaer, IN
Death Date
Mar 15, 1990 (70)

About

Former running back who was one of the greatest players in Michicagan Wolverines football history. He won the 1940 Heisman Trophy and went on to play two NFL seasons with the Los Angeles Rams after being selected first overall in the 1941 NFL Draft.

Before Fame

He delivered such a remarkable performance against rival Ohio State that the fans in Columbus gave him the only standing ovation ever given to a Michigan player.

Trivia

He was a pilot in the Army Air Corps in WW II and received a Purple Heart for his bravery.

Family Life

He married actress Elyse Knox in 1944.

Associated With

His son Mark Harmon became an actor.