James Harrison (football) life and biography

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James Harrison (football) biography

Date of birth : 1978-05-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Akron, Ohio, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-07-14
Credited as : Former football player, Pittburgh Steelers, linebacker

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James Harrison, Jr. is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at Kent State.

Career history

Pittsburgh Steelers (2002–2003)
Rhein Fire
Baltimore Ravens (2004)*
Pittsburgh Steelers (2004–present)

He was not drafted in 2002 but still the NFL integration via the Pittsburgh Steelers. After two seasons he made the preseason with the Baltimore Ravens before returning finally to Pittsburgh.

He won the Super Bowl XL and XLIII. In the latter game, he returned an interception 100 yards for more than a touchdown at the end of the first half. It was the longest game of the history of the Super Bowl.

He took as his best friend Harrison only child, David Walker, the convinced. When he started playing, he excelled to the position of running back to linebacker. He attended two high schools in his rookie year, Archbishop Hoban High School before the presence of the Coventry High School. He was one of the first African American to play football at Coventry and he graduated in 1998.

Its ability to high school football was big, but his lack of maturity was at times a struggle. Harrison did not pay attention to his classes or tests and college entrance by its end he had become disruptive to its football team. Early in his terminal, the staff of Coventry had to suspend him for two games for defying an assistant coach to a fight.

After he returned from his suspension, he was suspended for one game for making obscene gestures to fans (they were shouting racial slurs). Harrison was in court then, after he killed a coach and a defensive air gun in the locker room at school. He pled guilty to a minor charge and was able to return to school to finish his terminal. Because of his questions at once, the football programs like Ohio State, Notre Dame and the Nebraska lost interest him.

Nicknamed “Silverback” Harrison’s teammates also call Deebo, according to the character of the film Friday with Ice Cube. He has two children, James Harrison III, born in 2007 and Henry, born in 2009. Harrison chose not to visit the White House with the rest of the team after the Steelers’ Super Bowl XLIII he won. By skipping the visit he gained some media attention, Harrison also skipped the team’s visit to the White House after the Super Bowl XL when George W. Bush was president.

Career highlights and awards:

2× Super Bowl champion (XL, XLIII)
4× Pro Bowl selection (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
3× All-Pro selection (2007, 2008, 2010)
Second Team All-Pro selection (2009)
2008 AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year
2008 Tuesday Morning Quarterback Non-QB Non-RB NFL MVP Award Winner
2008 GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Year Winner
2× AFC Defensive Player of the Month (November 2007, October 2009)
Longest play in Super Bowl history – 100 yard interception return for a touchdown

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