12/04/2012 08:46 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers Head Coach, Once Guest-Starred On Saved By The Bell (VIDEO)

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has achieved a lot in his nearly 50 years.

As quarterback at the University of Michigan, he guided the team to two bowl games and was named to the 1986 All-American team. While playing in the NFL, he went to the 1995 Pro Bowl and, to this day, still holds the Chicago Bears record for most completions. He coached the Stanford football team to its best season in a generation and almost singlehandedly transformed the San Francisco 49ers from an under .500 team to one of the best in the NFL in a single season.

While all of the things are undeniably impressive, there's one thing that really stands out: guest-starring on Saved By The Bell: The New Class as the cousin of Samuel "Screech" Powers back in the 1990s when he was quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts.


Sadly, since this was the universally panned "New Class" and not the beloved original version, Harbaugh wasn't able to get caught up in one of Zack Morris's harebrained schemes. Instead, all he got to do was hang out at the Maxx and impart some life lessons about the importance of teamwork to one of Assistant Principal Screech's students.

"People think I'm a hero, but I wouldn't be anything without my teammates," said Harbaugh. "When you start to think you're a big shot, that's when you get in trouble."

Maybe he can apply some of that sage wisdom toward figuring out the whole Alex Smith/Colin Kapernick saga.