Jimmy Harris (defensive back)

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Jimmy Harris
Date of birth: (1934-11-12)November 12, 1934
Place of birth: Terrell, Texas
Date of death: August 9, 2011(2011-08-09) (aged 76)
Place of death: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Career information
Position(s): DB
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1957 / Round: 5 / Pick: 50
Drafted by: Philadelphia Eagles
As player:
Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
Los Angeles Rams (NFL)
Dallas Texans (AFL)
Dallas Cowboys (NFL)
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

James Bedford Harris (November 12, 1934 – August 9, 2011) was an American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Los Angeles Rams, and the Dallas Cowboys. He also played in the American Football League for the Dallas Texans. He was a fifth round selection (50th overall pick) in the 1957 NFL Draft.[1]

Harris, who was born in Terrell, Texas, played college football at the University of Oklahoma, where he was the starting quarterback during much of Oklahoma's famed 47-game winning streak, which included winning two national championships. Harris went undefeated after becoming quarterback during the 1954 season, and was undefeated as quarterback during the 1955 and 1956 seasons, leading the Oklahoma Sooners to the national college football championship in 1955 and 1956.[2] He died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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