Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Harry Newman

Harry Newman


  • Position: Quarterback
  • School: Michigan
  • High School: Detroit, MI (Northern HS)
  • Years: 1930-1932
  • Inducted: 1975
  • Place of Birth: Detroit, MI
  • Date of Birth: Sep 05, 1909
  • Place of Death: Las Vegas, NV
  • Date of Death: May 02, 2000
  • Jersey Number: 46
  • Height: 5-7
  • Weight: 175

Member Biography

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 8-0-0 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 10 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.