Former Auburn QB Bryant Harvard passes away at the age of 80
The Auburn family received some sad news on Tuesday, as AL.com reported that former QB Bryant Harvard passed away at the age of 80.
Harvard died at his home in Georgia on Monday. He played at Auburn from 1957 to 1960.
According to the AL.com report of his death, Harvard was also a talented defender, playing back in the era when players took the field on both sides of the ball more often. In fact, he holds an Auburn record on defense:
While Harvard played quarterback, he also excelled on defense during his time on the Plains, and his name still stands in Auburn’s record books. In 1960, he recorded six interceptions, which is tied for fifth-most in a single season in program history. Among those six interceptions was a 59-yard return vs. Miami, which is tied for the 21st-longest interception return in program history.
As a quarterback, Harvard appeared in 30 games for the Tigers, throwing for 721 yards, two touchdowns and eight interceptions. He added 537 yards and five touchdowns as a rusher.
Funeral services will be held for Harvard on Wednesday in Thomasville, Georgia. More details about the funeral proceedings can be found here.