First Phi Delt to Win Heisman Trophy – Tom Harmon


Tom Harmon was a football star at Michigan from 1938 to 1940. An electrifying running back, quarterback, and kick returner, Harmon led the country in scoring in both 1939 and 1940. He won the 1940 Heisman Trophy as a senior. In his final college game at Ohio State, Harmon completed eleven of twelve passes for 151 yards with two touchdowns, ran for 139 yards and two scores, kicked four extra points, and intercepted three passes in a 40–0 rout of the Buckeyes. He received a standing ovation from the Ohio State crowd at the game’s end—an honor no Michigan player has received since. Harmon’s accomplishments after college were even more extraordinary. He was a decorated fighter pilot during World War II, played for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams, and became a legendary sportscaster.