Monday, November 9, 2015

1975 Profile: Dwight Harrison

No. 28
Texas A & I
"Harrison continued to improve in his second season as a Buffalo defensive starter. He was bothered by injuries but still appeared in 13 games. He had an interception against Miami and returned it 24 yards to set up a Buffalo touchdown.
Harrison switched from wide receiver to cornerback just prior to the start of the 1973 season and made his first start on defense against the Jets in Buffalo. He finished '73 as Buffalo's top interceptor with five thefts and returns totalling 117 yards, a 23.4 average. Dwight's 31-yard touchdown return of a Marty Domres pass in the 1973 game at Baltimore brought the Bills a dramatic 24-17 victory over the Colts. The longest interception return of his career, 38 yards, came against against the Dolphins in '73 at the Orange Bowl. Dwight also picked off a pair of passes against Cincinnati [that year]. A second round draft choice of the Broncos in 1971, he came from Denver in exchange for Haven Moses in October of 1972.
He was a standout defensive back and receiver at Texas A&I and '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. Hunting and fishing are his hobbies."

-Buffalo Bills 1975 Yearbook

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