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The End Of A Great Career

James Harrison

James Harrison recently retired from the NFL. Harrison career didn’t end the way he hoped it would but during his prime he was one of the best in the game. Through injuries, releases, and playing behind others Harrison never gave up. Making him a winner, in much more than football.

Many die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fans knew who James Harrison was before he became a starter. After Joey Porter was released Harrison became the starter,and for the next five years brought a toughness and physicality that few if any could match.

His coming out game was a Monday night game against the Baltimore Ravens. On that magical night he had 3 sacks and a memorable explosive hit on star safety Ed Reed on special teams. Harrison was a five time Pro Bowl selection and in 2008 was the NFL Defensive Players of the Year.

Harrison went on to record 647 tackles to go along with 66 sacks, and 6 interceptions. He will be remembered for his bone crushing hits as well as his big plays.

He will also go down as someone never afraid to use his boldness to speak his mind. In my eyes Harrison is no doubt a Hall of Fame player because he dominated in a era that was mostly about offense.

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  1. DrGeorge

    September 2, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    The article failed to mention Harrison’s finest hour: that 100 yard return of an interception for a TD in Super Bowl 43. It is and will remain a highlight for the ages, an incredible display of athletic ability, without which the Steelers would have lost the game. When future fans talk of great defensive players, this man and that play will be in the mix with the greats. We were privileged to watch him play.

  2. Mario

    September 2, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    James gave us one of the greatest plays in SB history to remember for a lifetime! Thanks James!

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