MIAMI — Former Northeastern A&M and University of Oklahoma wide receiver Jon Harrison died Sunday, March 3. He was 68.
Harrison was a member of NEO’s 1969 NJCAA national championship team and earned NJCAA honorable mention all-American honors as a sophomore.
He was a standout at Cooper High School in Abilene, Texas. Jon had been receivers coach for the Cooper Cougars since 1989.
As a member of the Oklahoma Sooners, he earned all-Big Eight honors both seasons.
Harrison caught two touchdown passes in "The Game of the Century" between the Sooners and the University of Nebraska, Nov. 21, 1971, at Owen Field in Norman.
The No. 1 ranked Cornhuskers posted a 35-31 victory over the No. 2 rated Sooners.
Then, Sooners head coach Barry Switzer, said in an article written by Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World in 2001 "but if I had called six or seven more passes that day to Jon Harrison on run situations, we would have won the game by two or three touchdowns. I really believe that Jon Harrison may have been the most underrated player we ever had at Oklahoma."
He was inducted into both the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (2016) and the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame (2010).