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GSU loses another former football great

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For the third time this month, Grambling State University is mourning the loss of a former football standout.

Rufus Harris, who played center for Grambling before graduating in 1962 and moving on to a long career in the Canadian Football League, died Sunday in Birmingham, Ala.

Former GSU and NFL standout James Hunter died Aug. 2 while another former Tiger and NFL star, Gary “Big Hands” Johnson, died Aug. 4.

Harris was educated in the Birmingham City Schools and graduated from Ullman High School in 1958.

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