Born: 8/4/1934 Died: 9/16/2001 Birthplace: Louisville, KY
Jerry Harper was born August 4, 1934 in Louisville, KY. Played collegiately at the University of Alabama. Led the Tide’s famous “Rocket 8 Team” (1955-’56), and holds several Crimson Tide records. First Tide player to average better than 20 points per game for his career. In four seasons scored 694 field goals, 433 free throws for 1,861 points and a 20.1 average. Also first Tide player to lead the team in scoring four consecutive years. He average 23.2 points per game for all SEC games. In 1956 he averaged 21.5 rebounds per game and in four years he had 1,688 rebounds for an average of 18.1 per game. He was twice an All-American. He passed away Sept. 16, 2001.