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A FUN FACT Look at the 49ers and Jim Harbaugh Parting Ways

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on December 29, 2014

With the 2014 NFL season over, this week we’re going to do a series on every NFL head coach fired this season, of course from a fun fact perspective. With that in mind, first up is Jim Harbaugh who exited from San Francisco after a lot of success and a turbulent fourth year with the team.

10 Fun Facts About Jim Harbaugh

Happy Birthday Jim Harbaugh!

1. Jim Harbaugh was born on December 23, 1963. He shares his December 23rd birthday with Mormon leader Joseph Smith, admiral James Stockdale, professional bowler Dick Weber, football player Paul Hornung, actor Harry Shearer, actress Susan Lucci, journalist William Kristol, guitarist Eddie Vedder, football player Raymont Harris, actor Corey Haim, baseball player Brad Lidge, model Holly Madison, and baseball player Hanley Ramirez.

High School Days

2. Jim Harbaugh split his high school football time between Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan where his father Jack was an assistant coach with the Wolverines, and Palo Alto High School in California after his dad was hired as the defensive coordinator at Stanford.

No Bronze Medal For 3rd Place

3. Jim Harbaugh finished in third place in the voting for the 1986 Heisman Trophy as the quarterback of the Michigan Wolverines. Finishing ahead of him were Vinny Testaverde of Miami and Paul Palmer of Temple.

Who He Threw The Most Against:

4. Jim Harbaugh completed more TD passes in games against the Dolphins during his career, a total of 11, than he did against any other team in the NFL.

Jim Harbaugh’s 300 Yard Games

5. Jim Harbaugh went over 300 passing yards in a game seven times during his career. His highest single game total was the 404 he put up while with the Chargers in a loss to the Vikings in 1999.

Who Caught The Most?

6. During his career, Jim Harbaugh threw a total of 10 or more TD passes to just three different players. He finished his career completing 10 to tight end Ken Dilger, 12 to running back Neal Anderson, and 13 to wide receiver Floyd Turner.

Jim Harbaugh – Comeback Player of the Year!

7. 1995 saw Jim Harbaugh win the PFW/PFWA Comeback Player of the Year award in the NFL. He was the first Colts player to ever take home the award, as well as the first Michigan Wolverines alum to win it.

Jim Harbaugh – Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor

8. 2005 saw Jim Harbaugh inducted into the Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor. He played for the team from 1994 to 1997.

His First Win As An NFL Head Coach

9. The first win Jim Harbaugh would get as an NFL head coach came on September 11, 2011 when he led the 49ers to a season opening win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Ten-Win Seasons!

10. Jim Harbaugh is the sixth 49ers coach to lead the team to a double digit winning season. The first five before him were Buck Shaw, Dick Nolan, Bill Walsh, George Seifert, and Steve Mariucci.

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