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Harry And The Thief
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Harry and the Thief Baltimore (cast interviews)
Harry and the Thief Baltimore (cast interviews)
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Class of 2016 Top WR/DB Prospect - Makiah Gilmer
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Cornerstone Community Voices: Sigrid Gilmer
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Game of My Life Alabama Crimson Tide: Memorable Stories of Crimson Tide Football | Ebook
Game of My Life Alabama Crimson Tide: Memorable Stories of Crimson Tide Football | Ebook
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David Gilmour - High Hopes
David Gilmour - High Hopes
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Clarence Gilmer II - #SHOWUSWHATYOUGOT Casting Call
Clarence Gilmer II - #SHOWUSWHATYOUGOT Casting Call
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Published: 2011/04/01
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Sigrid Gilmer at the Strand Theater in Baltimore
Sigrid Gilmer at the Strand Theater in Baltimore
Published: 2016/04/03
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FlyWorx.co: Major & Arroll, LLC / Gilmer County 709 acres
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River Stay Away From My Door
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Detroit Lions Quarterbacks
Detroit Lions Quarterbacks
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Harry Gilmore Training for the X fighters on his PW 50
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Final Approach to Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport (KGVL)
Final Approach to Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport (KGVL)
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Ventriloquist Central Video Collecting Series - Rita Winchell
Ventriloquist Central Video Collecting Series - Rita Winchell's "Harry Mahoney"
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Change Partners Stan Gilmer
Change Partners Stan Gilmer
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Friendly Face Composed & Performed by Stan Gilmer
Friendly Face Composed & Performed by Stan Gilmer
Published: 2010/06/21
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Gilmer Buckeyes at Pittsburg Pirates - Nov 4, 2011
Gilmer Buckeyes at Pittsburg Pirates - Nov 4, 2011
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Redskins QB Draft History
Redskins QB Draft History
Published: 2010/05/08
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#ElYoUltroso ¿Qué le espera la AN en el 2016? Abg. Gilmer Viloria.
Published: 2015/12/11
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Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Day 1
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Day 1
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Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Day 2
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harry potter and the philosophers stone part 6
harry potter and the philosophers stone part 6
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Gilmer vs Naylor fight 5
Gilmer vs Naylor fight 5
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Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Day 9
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Day 9
Published: 2015/06/14
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Stan Gilmer Sings "Ain
Stan Gilmer Sings "Ain't Mis'BeHavin"
Published: 2009/07/08
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CYNTHIA SZIGETI TRIBUTE
CYNTHIA SZIGETI TRIBUTE
Published: 2016/08/20
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CFBHoF Member Ozzie Newsome
CFBHoF Member Ozzie Newsome
Published: 2012/06/17
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Stan Gilmer Sings Salt & Pepper and Why Try To Change Me Now
Stan Gilmer Sings Salt & Pepper and Why Try To Change Me Now
Published: 2009/12/19
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Stan Gilmer & Friends
Stan Gilmer & Friends
Published: 2010/10/26
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NFL Films Feature Bobby Humphrey
Published: 2014/01/20
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CFBHoF Member Johnny Musso
CFBHoF Member Johnny Musso
Published: 2012/06/17
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20 Years of Harry Potter
20 Years of Harry Potter
Published: 2017/06/28
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"Night and Day", Stan Gilmer, O
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Published: 2009/10/07
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Landing at KGVL
Landing at KGVL
Published: 2014/01/14
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Restraint Chair Padded Cells Solitary & Taser Extractions Maricopa County Jail HD
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Published: 2016/05/24
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Too Close For Comfort Stan Gilmer
Too Close For Comfort Stan Gilmer
Published: 2008/01/30
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Stan Gilmer Available for bookings worldwide: Fly Me To The Moon
Stan Gilmer Available for bookings worldwide: Fly Me To The Moon
Published: 2014/07/20
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Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: dusty900rr
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Harry Gilmer
refer to caption
Gilmer on a 1948 Bowman football card
No. 12, 52
Position: Quarterback
Halfback
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1926-04-14)April 14, 1926
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Date of death: August 20, 2016(2016-08-20) (aged 90)
Place of death: near St. Louis, Missouri
Career information
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1948 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Passing yards: 3,786
Rushing yards: 923
Interceptions: 5
Player stats at NFL.com

Harry Vincent Gilmer Jr. (April 14, 1926 – August 20, 2016) was an American football halfback and quarterback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

Early life[edit]

Gilmer was born in Birmingham, Alabama, where he attended and played high school football at Woodlawn High School.[2] Gilmer often utilized the technique of leaping high into the air to pass the ball because, as a child, he often played pickup games with teammates who were much older and thus taller than he was; Gilmer was then one of the first players to popularize the "jump pass" when he continued using the technique at the collegiate level.[3]

College career[edit]

After high school, Gilmer attended and played college football at the University of Alabama, where he was the left halfback from 1944 to 1947. As a freshman, he was 8 for 8 in passing attempts during a loss against Duke University in the Sugar Bowl.[2] Gilmer's best year was his sophomore season, when he led the nation in touchdown passes–thirteen–and he ran for nine touchdowns. He had 79 rushing attempts with an average gain of 7.0 yards and a passing percentage of .648 on 88 attempts. His total offense, 1,457 yards, was second in the nation.[2] Gilmer also spent time as a punter and kickoff returner and, in his junior year, he returned 37 punts; his average, 14.5 yards, led the nation.[2] During that season, Gilmer led Alabama to the 1946 Rose Bowl, where they beat the University of Southern California 34–14. In his career Gilmer passed for 26 touchdowns and ran for 24. He passed for 2,894 yards and rushed for 1,673. His punting average was 36.4 yards. He averaged 28.7 yards on kickoff returns, 13.5 on punt returns.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Gilmer was drafted as the first overall pick in the 1948 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, where he played from 1948 to 1954. He then was traded to the Detroit Lions for Bert Zagers and Bob Trout, where he played in 1955 and 1956.

Later life and death[edit]

After retiring from football, Gilmer began coaching, and was the head coach of the Lions from 1965 to 1966.[2] Gilmer was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1973[1] and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993. In 1999, Sports Illustrated named him the 37th greatest Alabama sports figure.[4] Gilmer died on August 20, 2016, at the age of 90.[5] Until his death, he lived in St. Louis[1] along with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Harry Gilmer's Alabama Sports HOF Profile". Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Harry Gilmer's College HOF Profile". College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  3. ^ Groom, 2000, p. 79.
  4. ^ "The 50 Greatest Alabama Sports Figures". Sports Illustrated. December 27, 1999. Archived from the original on July 18, 2003. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  5. ^ Hurt, Cecil (August 20, 2016). "Harry Gilmer was a Tide superstar". Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved 2017-04-08. 

Sources[edit]

  • Groom, Winston. The Crimson Tide – An Illustrated History. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2000. ISBN 0-8173-1051-7.

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