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Encyclopedia > Harry Gilmer

'Harry Gilmer' was a halfback for the University of Alabama football team from 1944-1947. He attended Woodlawn High School and played on their football team. He didn't becom a starter until his senior year. At Alabama however, Gilmer started every game during his four years at the university. He is probably best remembered for his unorthadox passing technique. In stead of setting his feet and throwing, Gilmer would leap high into the air and when he reached the highest point of his jump he would release the ball. His sophmore year, Gilmer and his teammates went to The Sugar Bowl. His junior year, they went to The Rose Bowl(This was the last time to date that Alabama played in The Rose Bowl). It was also in his junior year that Gilmer led the team in rushing, passing, interceptions, punt returns, and kickoff returns. Finaly, in his senior year, Gilmer led his team back to The Sugar Bowl. After Gilmer graduated from Alabama he went into the NFL Draft and was the first player selected that year. Gilmer played in the NFL for nine years. After that, he coahed in the NFL for 27 years. Finaly, Gilmer spent his last 11 years in the NFL as a scout. Gilmer was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993. He currently lives in St. Louis, as do his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA, or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,423 sq mi (135,775 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... For other uses of Rose Bowl, see Rose Bowl. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,423 sq mi (135,775 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... For other uses of Rose Bowl, see Rose Bowl. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,423 sq mi (135,775 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ...


Accolades

  • 1945 All-SEC
  • 1945 SEC Player of The Year
  • 1945 All-America
  • 1946 Rose Bowl MVP

 
 

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