His boyish looks, bantam size and benign-sounding name belied his fierce demeanor in football. Who'd have thought a guy named Wendell could deliver bone-rattling hits on the field? Yet that's what Wendell Harris did for five years as a defensive back and special teams star with the Colts.
"I took pride in hitting hard, though I'd probably get 15-yard penalties now," said Harris, the team's No. 1 draft pick in 1962 from LSU. "I'd go out there and try to knock their heads off. When you stepped on that field, your disposition had to change."
Once, in practice, Harris felled Jim Parker, the 275-pound Hall of Fame lineman. But he met his match when he tackled...
San Francisco 49ers players take the field before the start of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday at the Superdome in New Orleans.