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Tom Harmon

Football Player + Announcer
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Born Sep 28, 1919

Thomas Dudley Harmon was a star player in American college football, a sports broadcaster, and patriarch of a family of American actors. As a player, he won the Heisman Trophy in 1940 and is considered by some to be the greatest football player in Michigan Wolverines history.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1919 Birth Born on September 28, 1919.

TEENAGE

1937 17 Years Old He attended Horace Mann High School in Gary, Indiana, graduating in 1937. … Read More
1938 18 Years Old Harmon played college football at the University of Michigan from 1938 to 1940, where he majored in English and Speech, hoping for a future career in broadcasting, and won the Heisman Trophy his senior season. … Read More
1939 19 Years Old He led the nation in scoring in both 1939 and 1940 (a feat that remains unmatched) and was elected to the College Football All-America Team both years. … Read More

TWENTIES

1940 20 Years Old In 1940, he won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award both given to the outstanding college football player of the year. … Read More
1941 21 Years Old During World War II Harmon enlisted as a pilot in the Army Air Corps on November 8, 1941.
1943 23 Years Old Early in 1943, Harmon parachuted into the South American Jungle when his plane flew into a tropical storm. … Read More
1946 26 Years Old From 1946 to 1947 Harmon played football professionally with the Los Angeles Rams, but wartime injuries to his legs limited his effectiveness. … Read More

THIRTIES

1954 34 Years Old In 1954, Harmon was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1990 71 Years Old Harmon died of a heart attack on March 15, 1990 in Los Angeles, California at age 70.
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