Pat Harder (1991)


  • Led the Big Ten in rushing (590 yards) and scoring (58 points) as a sophomore in 1941
  • All-America and All-Big Ten fullback on the 1942 team that placed second in the Big Ten and finished third nationally in the Associated Press poll
  • Named Most Valuable Player of the 1943 College All-Star game after scoring two touchdowns in a 27-7 win over the Washington Redskins
  • Second pick in the 1944 NFL Draft by the Chicago Cardinals, the highest selection in UW history
  • Played professionally with the Chicago Cardinals (1946-50) and Detroit Lions (1951-53)
  • Led the National Football League in scoring three times
  • Worked as an NFL official when his playing career ended
  • Member of Wisconsin’s All-Time Football Team
  • Inducted (in 1993) into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame
  • Member of the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame