Generally you wouldn’t think that a six time Pro Bowl selection would come out of Ouachita Baptist, but that small Arkansas school produced Cliff Harris
, one of the best Safeties that the Dallas Cowboys ever had.
Harris wasn’t known for interceptions (though he did have 29), but the man dubbed “Captain Crash” was known for bone crushing hits and was exceptionally valuable on the pass defense. Because of his hits, opposing receivers were terrified of him and more than a few likely had moments of fear prior to catching the ball. When needed, Cliff Harris was capable of returning balls on Special Teams and was the primary Kick Returner early in his career for Dallas. Harris was honored as a three time First Team All Pro and was named to the 1970’s All Decade Team.
Cliff Harris was a finalist in 2004, but he has since dropped off and has not been thought of since. Considering the high regard he was held (and not just in Dallas), it is a little curious that he couldn’t get a second nomination at least.
Should Cliff Harris be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 87.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 3.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.9%