Homer Harris, Jr Garfield High School 1934 Football, Track
SPS High School Athletic Hall of Fame • Seattle WA
High School All-league end on undefeated Garfield football teams in 1932 and 1933 First African-American captain of the school’s football team Also ran track for the Bulldogs College Three-year starting end and tackle at University of Iowa Voted team’s Most Valuable Player in 1937 As senior, first African-American player elected captain of a Big Ten football team Named All Big Ten tight end three years in a row Other Because NFL not integrated, could not play professional football Head football coach of North Carolina A&T in 1940 Became a dermatologist with well-known Seattle practice Inducted into the University of Iowa’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002 Seattle's Homer Harris Park opened and was dedicated in his name in 2005
Homer Harris, Jr. Homer Harris, Jr. in football uniform