Ronnie Harmon


Ronnie Harmon

Infobox NFLretired


|caption=
position=Running Back
number=33
birthdate=birth date and age|1964|05|7
Queens, New York
debutyear=1986
finalyear=1997
draftyear=1986
draftround=1
draftpick=16
college=Iowa
teams=
* Buffalo Bills (1986-1989)
* San Diego Chargers (1990-1995)
* Tennessee Titans / Houston Oilers (1996-1997)
* Chicago Bears (1997)
stat1label=Receptions
stat1value=582
stat2label=Rush / Rec. Yards
stat2value=8850
stat3label=Total Touchdowns
stat3value=34
nfl=HAR215150
highlights=
* 1x Pro Bowl selection (1992)

Ronnie Keith Harmon (born May 7, 1964 in Queens, New York) is a former professional American football player. After a standout career at the University of Iowa in the Big Ten Conference, he played for 12 seasons (1986-1997) in the NFL. A 6", 220-lb. running back, Harmon was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 1st round (16th overall) of the 1986 NFL Draft.

Harmon was better known for his receiving rather than his rushing capabilities, a reputation he earned after committing four fumbles, all of which resulted in turnovers, in a 45-28 loss for Iowa against UCLA in the 1986 Rose Bowl Game. It is also a very popular rumor that he was paid to "throw", or fumble in this case, that game away. [Ron Maly: [http://iowa.scout.com/2/55311.html Hawkeye Past and Hawkeye Future] . July 25, 2002. Scout.com Abstract: Accusations by a mobster, Michael Franzese, a thug who was associated with sports agent Norby Walters, and was interviewed on HBO's Real Sports, implicated Ronnie Harmon in throwing the 1986 Rose Bowl. ] Harmon later admitted to the allegations. He also played in Super Bowl XXIX for the San Diego Chargers in their 49-26 loss against the San Francisco 49ers, a game in which he led his team in receiving with 8 receptions for 68 yards. Ronnie's brothers Kevin and Derrick also played in the NFL.

Harmon was a consensus all-city football player at Bayside High School in Bayside, Queens. [Harvin, Al. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE1DD1531F930A15752C1A967958260 "FOOTBALL; Harmon Likes Seeing New York And Loves Playing in San Diego"] , "The New York Times", November 23, 1991. Accessed May 19, 2008. "'I have to stay with my teammates out in New Jersey, but the first thing I'm going to do when I arrive is to head for Manhattan,' said Harmon, a consensus all-city football player at Bayside High School in Queens when the Commodores were a powerhouse in the late 1970's and early 1980's."]

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