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Let's Remember These Classic Jim Harbaugh Commercials

Intro: Jim Harbaugh might be known as the khaki-wearing, milk-drinking head coach of the University of Michigan’s football team now, but he is, of course, a former successful Indianapolis Colts quarterback — which presented some awesome commercial opportunities


INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning isn't the only former Indianapolis Colts quarterback who became a highly-sought after marketing star.

In fact, Manning's predecessor had quite the career both under center and in front of the camera, too.

Video games? Athletic apparel? Collect calls? Jim Harbaugh had you covered.

MLive recently took a look back at Harbaugh's career in commercials — an industry in which Harbaugh's appeal continues to grow — and three in particular came from his time as the Colts' signal caller from 1994 through 1997.

Do you remember these spots?

Descent II("I'm not throwing Hail Marys — I'm sayin' 'em"):


Finish Line("What are you doing in my locker?!"):


1-800-Collect, also featuring former Colts offensive lineman Jay Leeuwenburg("Yeah? Are we gonna practice, or what?"):

Harbaugh's commercial appeal as the Colts' quarterback was pretty obvious — he was a fiery, talented leader, and in 1995, he was selected to the Pro Bowl and finished as a runner up in league MVP voting after passing for 2,575 yards with 17 touchdowns to just five interceptions in 12 games played.

But Harbaugh has seen his national profile grow perhaps even more in his current role as the University of Michigan's head coach, where he has continued his infamous khaki pants look on the sideline, and continues to amaze many with his other antics, such as drinking milk at a fancy steak dinner:

Here's to many, many more Jim Harbaugh commercials moving forward.

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