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Harry Newman


Harry Lawrence Newman

Inducted 1975

Date of Birth



Detroit, MI


University of Michigan (1930-1932)


Michigan's Wolverines were driving toward the national championship in 1932, but the points weren't coming as easily as were the victories. Supported by one of the game's outstanding defenses, quarterback Harry Newman took personal charge of the offense and scored 31 of his team's 123 points that year. With a perfect 8-0 record, the nation's title belonged to Michigan, while Newman claimed unanimous All-America selection and the Helms Foundation Player of the Year award. They were the glory years for Michigan coach Harry Kipke, himself a Hall of Fame back from the Wolverine successes of the 1920s. With Newman at the helm, Kipke rarely had to worry about his team, because the crafty quarterback was a magnificent field leader and directed UM to three Big Ten titles. He piloted three teams to a combined record of 24-1-2. Following graduation, Newman played for the New York Giants. When Newman retired from football he became an executive with the Ford Motor Company.


Height 5'7

Weight 175

Career Highlights

  • 1932 All Conference
  • 1932 Conference MVP
  • 1932 Unanimous All-America
  • 1931 All-Conference
  • 1930 All-Conference
  • 1930 Third Team All-America
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