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08/29/2013

Jesse Harper: The Game Changer

Former coach and athletics director set the path for Notre Dame's football excellence 100 years ago

1974 inductee into National Football Foundation Hall of Fame . . . first-team All-American as senior in '21 on teams named by International News Service (INS) and Football World Magazine . . . four-year starter at left guard for Irish, playing on Knute Rockne's first team and blocking for George Gipp . . . blocked two punts and recovered both for scores as senior vs. Purdue . . . helped Irish to four-year mark of 31-2-2 . . . served as Irish assistant coach under Rockne while also playing professionally for Chicago Bears from 1922-26 . . . coached at University of St. Louis in 1927-28, then returned to Rockne's staff in ?30 . . . Irish head coach from 1931-33 following Rockne?s death, with three-season record of 16-9-2 . . . spent 1934-36 as head coach at North Carolina State, then coached at Michigan in '37 and Cincinnati in '38 . . . spent 11 seasons as assistant with Chicago Bears . . . retired from football in '51.

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Hometown:
Hancock, MI

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170

Position:
Guard

Years Played:
1918-1921

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