Thomas Dudley Harmon, sometimes known as "Old 98", is an American football player, military pilot, actor and sports broadcaster. Harmon grew up in Gary, Indiana, and played college football at the University of Michigan between 1938 and 1940. He led the nation in scoring and was the All-American Consensus in 1939 and 1940 and won the Heisman Trophy. , The Maxwell Prize, and the Associated Press Athlete of the Year Award in 1940. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. During World War II, Harmon served as a pilot in the United States Army Air Force. In April 1943, he was the only person to survive the crash of the bomber he was flying in South America on his way to North Africa. Six months later, while flying a P-38 Lightning, he was shot down in a dogfight with the Japanese Zeros near Kiukiang, China.
|Date of birth||September 28, 1919|
|Place of birth||Rensselaer, Indiana, U.S.|
|Date of death||March 15, 1990|
|Place of death||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|High school||Gary (IN) Mann|
|NFL Draft||1941 / Round: 1/ Pick: 1|
|IMDb||Tom Harmon's IMDb|
Former running back who was one of the greatest players in Michicagan Wolverines football history. He won the 1940 Heisman Trophy and went on to play two NFL seasons with the Los Angeles Rams after being selected first overall in the 1941 NFL Draft.
He delivered such a remarkable performance against rival Ohio State that the fans in Columbus gave him the only standing ovation ever given to a Michigan player.
He was a pilot in the Army Air Corps in WW II and received a Purple Heart for his bravery.
He married actress Elyse Knox in 1944.
His son Mark Harmon became an actor.
- University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor - University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor, founded in 1978, recognizes the athletes, coaches and administrators of the University of Michigan for their significant contribution to the school sports program.
- Maxwell Prize winners
- Americans of New York (1940 AFL)
- Heisman Trophy winner
- First choice in draft National Football Federation
- Athletes are from Gary, Indiana
- Men's basketball players of the Michigan Wolverines
- Indiana actor
- American sports advertisers
- Indiana American football players
- Indiana basketball players
- US Army Air Force pilots in World War II
Latest information about Tom Harmon updated on June 14 2021.