I was saddened by the news that one of the classiest guys on and off the field has passed on. Herm Harrison will be truly missed in Calgary. I had the pleasure of meeting Herm on several occasions, the first time when he was the guest speaker at our High School teams year end banquet. He did not stand us up despite breaking several ribs playing in the Grey Cup just a few days before, he was in obvious pain but he had made a commitment and would stand by it. There are many who would have sent a stand in, but not Herm.
Truly sad news. And a total shock here on this beautiful Sunday. I can think back to good ol’ “Ham Hands” hauling them down from Peter Liske (maybe the purest passer I’ve ever seen in the CFL), and blocking hard on running plays. He had beautiful hands, and deceptive speed. In my mind’s eye I can see big #76 in full stride catching one over the shoulder. He was such a total load to handle downfield, and once he blew by the linebackers and into the secondary, it would take one heck of a D-Back to bring him down. Usually it take more than a scrawny safety to stop Herm Harrison when he had his shoulder down and his speed up. A power tight end in the classic sense of the word. RIP Herm Harrison.
Be assured Herm Ham Hands Harrison will always be remembered as a tremendous player on those very good Stampeder teams.
R.I.P. from a fan who admired you very much but always wished you'd drop those passes but you seldom did!!