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 Shreveport, Louisiana
Career information
Position(s) DB
College Oklahoma
NFL draft 1957 / Round: 5 / Pick: 50
Drafted by Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
As player
1957 Philadelphia Eagles
1958 Los Angeles Rams
1960 Dallas Texans
1961 Dallas Cowboys
Career stats

James Bedford Harris (November 12, 1934 – August 9, 2011) was an American football player. He played professionally as a defensive back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Los Angeles Rams, and the Dallas Cowboys. He also played in the American Football League (AFL) 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 the Oklahoma Sooners' famed 47-game winning streak. Harris went undefeated after becoming quarterback during the 1954 season, and was undefeated as quarterback during the 1955 and 1956 seasons, leading the Sooners to national championships in 1955 and 1956.

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  1. ^ "1957 National Football League Draft". profootballhof.com. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 

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