Friday, December 4, 2015

1976 Profile: Dwight Harrison

No. 28
Texas A & I
"Harrison led the Bills in interceptions in 1975 with eight, good for 99 yards, and was the second leading interceptor in the AFC. He has played cornerback for just three years after being shifted from wide receiver at the beginning of the 1973 season. Dwight tied a Bills record with interceptions in four straight games last fall.
Bothered by injuries the last two years, Dwight finished 1973 as Buffalo's top interceptor with five for 117 yards and a touchdown. That touchdown was a 31-yard return of Marty Domres' pass that gave the Bills a dramatic 24-17 win over the Colts in the final minutes. The longest interception return of his career came against New England last year when he brought back a Steve Grogan pass 40 yards.
Dwight came from Denver in exchange for Haven Moses in October 1972 after being a second round draft choice of the Broncos in 1971. He has 14 career interceptions, ranking him eighth on the all-time Buffalo list.
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 1976 Yearbook

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