Jim Harbaugh once practiced in full pads with 49ers, former player says

BY Brett Smiley • June 19, 2015

Former 49ers and now Titans tight end Delanie Walker was not at all surprised his former coach Jim Harbaugh recently shed his shirt at a football camp, exposing his pasty white chest among the sea of young players.

Walker said that Harbaugh, now the Michigan Wolverines head coach, once pulled a similar stunt at a 49ers practice when he dressed up, not down.

"He dressed up in full gear and practiced the whole practice – pads, helmets, everything on. He had the whole uniform on,'' Walker told The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt.

"We came out and said, "Who is that dude out there? And it was Jim Harbaugh. He had some old high-top cleats on."

That actually sheds some new light on the coach's childlike sideline meltdowns. Maybe ... maybe ... Harbaugh is just a kid trapped in a grown-up's body like Tom Hanks in "Big."

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