Herm Harrison

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Herm Harrison
No. 76
Date of birth: (1939-09-29)September 29, 1939
Date of death: November 2, 2013(2013-11-02) (aged 74)
Place of death: Calgary, Alberta
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: International
Position(s): SB
Height: 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
College: Arizona State
As player:
1964-1972 Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1968, 1969, 1970
CFL West All-Star: 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971
Career stats

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[edit]

Herm Harrison played college football at Arizona State University.


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[edit]

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.

Video clips[edit]

Seen in game 3 of the 1970 Western finals in its entirety on YouTube

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