Jim Harrison was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2nd round (28th overall) of the 1971 NFL Draft. He would play four seasons (1971-74) in the windy city and was a starter in 1972 when he led Bears running backs with 622 rushing yards. In the NFL, he carried the ball 308 times for 1,099 yards and 4 touchdowns in 38 regular season games. In 1977, Harrison returned to the gridiron and played a single season with the British Columbia Lions of the CFL where he rushed for 345 yards on 81 carries and 3 scores.
This cold-weather knit jersey has letters and numbers sewn on with the name attached to a nameplate. The garment has three-quarter cut sleeves and remains in very good condition with little evidence of game wear. It may date to 1971 or 1974, two seasons where Harrison played sparingly. No tagging remains.