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Harold Hart
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Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1952-07-13) July 13, 1952 (age 68)
Place of birth: Lake City, Florida
Career information
College: Texas Southern
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 279
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Oakland Raiders ( 1974 1975)
Career highlights and awards
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Harold Jerome Hart (born July 13, 1952) is a former American football running back who played four seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants. He was drafted by the Raiders in the eleventh round of the 1974 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas Southern University and attended New Stanton Senior High School in Jacksonville, Florida.[1] Hart was also a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Early yearsEdit

Hart played high school football for the New Stanton Senior High School Blue Devils. He played his first two years at quarterback before converting to running back. He rushed for 1,900 yards and 13 touchdowns his senior year in 1969. He also earned first-team All-State honors and played in the North-South All-Star game.[2]

College careerEdit

Hart was a four-year start for the Texas Southern Tigers, rushing for over 2,000 yards.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Oakland RaidersEdit

Hart was selected by the Oakland Raiders with the 279th pick in the 1974 NFL Draft. In 1975, he returned a 102-yard kick off for a touchdown in Week 1 of Monday Night Football against the Miami Dolphins[3]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Hart was chosen by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1976 NFL expansion draft. He missed the 1976 season due to injury and was released before the start of the 1977 season.[3]

New York GiantsEdit

Hart played in one game for the New York Giants in 1977.[3]

Oakland RaidersEdit

Hart played in seven games for the Oakland Raiders in 1978.[3]


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