- Harry Gilmer
birthdate=Birth date and age|1926|4|14|mf=y
As a player
Detroit Lions(1955-1956)As a coach
* Detroit Lions (HC) (1965-1966)
Pro Bowlselection (1950, 1952)
* 1946 Rose Bowl MVP
* All-SEC (1945)
* SEC Player of The Year (1945)
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame(1973)cite web | work=Alabama Sports Hall of Fame | url=http://www.ashof.org/index.php?category=Football&refno=119&search=harry&src=directory&srctype=display&view=company | title=Harry Gilmer's Alabama Sports HOF Profile | accessdate=2008-08-15]
Harry Vincent Gilmer, Jr. (born
April 14, 1926in Birmingham, Alabama) is a former American footballhalfback and quarterbackin the National Football Leaguefor the Washington Redskinsand Detroit Lions. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Famein 1993.
Gilmer was born in
Birmingham, Alabama, where he attended and played high school footballat Woodlawn High School.cite web | work=College Football Hall of Fame | url=http://www.collegefootball.org/famersearch.php?id=40063 | title=Harry Gilmer's College HOF Profile | accessdate=2008-08-14]
After high school, Gilmer attended and played
college footballat the University of Alabama, where he was the left halfback from 1944 to 1947. As a freshman, he was 8 for 8 in passing attempts during a loss against Duke Universityin the Sugar Bowl. Gilmer's best year was his sophomore season, when he led the nation in touchdown passes, 13, and he ran for nine touchdowns. He had 79 rushing attempts with an average gain of 7.0 yards and a passing percentage of .648 on 88 attempts. His total offense, 1,457 yards, was second in the nation. Gilmer also spent time as a punter and kickoff returnerand in his junior year, he returned 37 punts and his average, 14.5 yards, led the nation. During that season, Gilmer led Alabama to the 1946 Rose Bowl, where they beat the University of Southern California, 34-14.
In his career Gilmer passed for 26 touchdowns and ran for 24. He passed for 2894 yards and rushed for 1673. His punting average was 36.4 yards. He averaged 28.7 yards on kickoff returns, 13.5 on punt returns.
Gilmer was drafted as the first overall pick in the
1948 NFL Draftby the Washington Redskins, where he played from 1948 to 1954. He then was traded to the Detroit Lions, where he played in 1955 and 1956.
Gilmer was inducted into the
Alabama Sports Hall of Famein 1973 and the College Football Hall of Famein 1993. In 1999, " Sports Illustrated" named him the 37th greatest Alabama sports figure. [cite web | work=Sports Illustrated | url=http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/magazine/features/si50/states/alabama/greatest/ | title=The 50 Greatest Alabama Sports Figures | accessdate=2008-08-15]
He currently lives in St. Louis, as do his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
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