Harry Hulmes III, a member of the New Orleans Saints front office for 13 years, part of a 50-year career in the National Football League, died Sunday at the age of 88. Hulmes is survived by his wife, Barbara, two daughters, one son, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two brothers.
The Philadelphia native served three years in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific and Persian Gulf and then upon returning received his degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Hulmes' sports career started in 1954 with the Baltimore Orioles as assistant business manager. He then obtained a position at Bucknell University as the sports information director.
He began his career in the NFL as the Baltimore Colts' business manager in 1958. Hulmes served in various positions during his 12 years with the Colts, including public relations director and general manager, as they won two NFL championships. In 1970, he joined the Saints as director of PR and assistant general manager, and later served as director of player personnel and vice president of administration for a 13-year stint. In 1983, he joined the Arizona Wranglers (USFL) for one year as chief operating officer. In 1984, Hulmes joined the New York Giants as special assistant to the general manager. After retiring in 1998 from his post, he remained active with the Giants until 2009, as a player personnel scout (scout emeritus), one of his previous duties. With the Giants, he was a member of the personnel staff for three Super Bowl championship teams.