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The Phantom Career of Harry the Horse

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In 1979, a talented high school senior football player from Idaho by the name of Harry “the Horse” Horseman, was recruited by six professional teams and more than 550 colleges. A. J. Carr, a sportswriter for THE NEWS AND OBSERVER, always had inside information on Harry because Carr had invented Harry. Guilford College's head football coach Charles Forbes announced Harry had signed with his team, a move that brought national recognition to Guilford. Even though Carr and Forbes both admitted he was a fictional character, many people continued to say that Harry was real.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 49 Issue 3, Aug 1981, p13, 33, il