Friday, July 3, 2015

1974 Profile: Dwight Harrison

No. 28
Texas A&I
"One of the big success stories of the 1973 season, Harrison switched from wide receiver to cornerback just prior to the regular season opener. He made his first start on defense against the Jets in Buffalo. Dwight finished the year as Buffalo's top interceptor. He picked off five passes and had returns totalling 117 yards, a 23.4 average.
His 31-yard return of a Marty Domres pass against Baltimore brought the Bills a dramatic 24-17 victory over the Colts. His longest interception return, 38 yards, came against against the Dolphins in the Orange Bowl. Dwight also picked off a pair of passes against Cincinnati.
Dwight was traded to Buffalo by Denver in exchange for Haven Moses midway through the 1972 season. He was a second round draft choice of the Broncos in 1971.
He was a standout defensive back and receiver at Texas A&I, 'Flanker of the Decade' in the Lone Star conference, All-Conference and a Kodak All-America selection. Harrison played in the Oil Bowl game and was Texas A&I's most valuable player. A cornerstone of the track squad, he once turned in a 9.5 for the 100-yard dash, a 6-8 high jump and a 24-10 long jump.
Business management was his college major, and forestry and conservation are his career interests. Dwight plays both the clarinet and piano and hunting and fishing are his hobbies."

-Buffalo Bills 1974 Yearbook

No comments:

Post a Comment