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Ed Harmon
No. 57     
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-12-16) December 16, 1946 (age 73)
Place of birth: North Tonawanda, New York
Career information
College: University of Louisville
NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71
Debuted in 1969 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1969 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys (1968)*
Career highlights and awards
Games played     11
Stats at NFL.com

Edward Charles Harmon (born December 16, 1946 in North Tonawanda, New York) is a former American football linebacker for the American Football League's Cincinnati Bengals in the 1969 AFL Season.[1]

Early yearsEdit

Harmon was born in North Tonawanda, a suburb of Buffalo, in Western New York. There, he attended Bishop Gibbons High School.[1] He was known most as a linebacker and fullback for the University of Louisville. There, he began as a fullback, a second stringer behind Wayne Patrick.[2] However, after being deemed "too valuable" to be a second stringer, he was moved to linebacker, and made a name for himself at that position as a hard hitter with ferocious intensity.

Professional careerEdit

After earning a reputation for being one of the hardest hitters in all of college football, Harmon was drafted by the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys with the 16th pick of the 3rd round (71st overall) in the 1968 draft. Ed spent most of the year on special teams units.[3] The following year Harmon was sent to the Cincinnati Bengals, where he played 11 games in 1969, his second season. Harmon was voted player of the game in 1969 versus the New York Jets.[1] Harmon was released the following year and never played football again. He did however play rugby in Chicago and Louisville earning a reputation for one of the hardest hitters in that sport.

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