Harry Gilmer was one of the greatest players in Crimson Tide history. The now 90-year-old Glimer was an Alabama passer in the 1940s, long before the era of television. That makes it difficult for us to grasp how electrifying he was for fans back then. Here are a number of photos and a short video (below) courtesy The Bryant Museum that might give you an idea of what it was like to watch him play.
Harry Gilmer in Images
Harry Gilmer was one of the most electrifying players of his era. Here's a glimpse of why he was considered so amazing.
- Alabama's Harry Gilmer, Head Coach Frank Thomas and Vaughn Mancha. All three are in the College Football Hall of Fame.
- Harry Gilmer goes for the edge.
- Gilmer, Thomas and Vaughn deciding between the Sugar and Orange bowls in 1944.
- Gilmer launches one of his famed jump passes.
- Harry Gilmer and some fans.
- Harry Gilmer tries to slip from a defenders grasp on the Third Saturday in October.
- Gilmer, Thomas and Mancha arrive in Pasadena for the 1946 Rose Bowl.
- Simply one of the Tide's greatest.