Derrick Todd Harmon
No. 24
Date of birth (1963-04-26) April 26, 1963 (age 61)
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Career information
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight202 lb (92 kg)
US collegeCornell
High schoolBayside
NFL draft1984 / Round: 9 / Pick: 248
Career history
As player
19841986San Francisco 49ers
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Rushing yards]361
Rush attempts94
Rushing TDs2
Receiving yards203
Games played39

Derrick Todd Harmon (born April 26, 1963) is a former professional American football player who played running back for the San Francisco 49ers from 1984 to 1986.

Harmon played college football at Cornell University, where he still holds numerous records. He was a two-time Academic All-American, a member of the Associated Press Division I-AA All-America second-team, and a two-time member of the All-Ivy first-team. He received the Asa Bushnell Award as the Ivy League Player of the Year, and was named Cornell's first ever Sophomore of the Year in 1981 (now renamed Rookie of the Year). Harmon was the fourth person in Ivy League history to go over 1,000 yards in one season, running 1,056 yards in seven Ivy games in 1983, with his leading blocker, David Menapace. He was voted the team's Most Valuable Player and was named the Athlete of the Year of by The Cornell Daily Sun and The Ithaca Journal. Harmon graduated as an engineering physics major in 1984 and was a member of the Quill and Dagger society.[1]

In 1984, Harmon was drafted to the National Football League in the ninth round by the San Francisco 49ers. It was not until 1997 that another Cornellian was drafted by the NFL. He played in the Super Bowl XIX win against the Miami Dolphins in 1985 and was the first alumnus of Cornell University to win a Super Bowl ring.

Harmon was inducted into the Cornell University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989.[2] He is the brother of NFL players Ronnie Harmon and Kevin Harmon. Derrick was an engineering student and later pursued a career in academics.

“Derrick was my friend at Cornell University. He helped me get through Physics 101, with his incredible patience and superior intellect,” Lori Sullivan, personal quote.