According to the Canadian Press, former Calgary Stampeder tight end Herm Harrison passed away on Saturday at the age of 71.
Harrison played with the Stampeders from 1964-1972. During his career with the Stampeders, he started as a linebacker, but later got moved to the tight end position and flourished as a receiver. Harrison became a Canadian Football League all-star for three consecutive seasons from 1968-1970.
Harrison led the CFL with 1306 yards receiving in 1968 and led the CFL with 70 receptions in 1970. Harrison also set Stampeders records for the most consecutive games with a reception (60) and on September 2, 1970 in a 29-8 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Harrison set the Stampeders record for most touchdowns in one game with four.
Harrison finished with 443 catches for 6693 yards and 43 touchdowns. He also was on the Calgary Stampdeder roster that won a Grey Cup in 1971 by beating the Toronto Argonauts 14-11.
In 1993, Harrison was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.