Sunday, February 21, 2016

Marvin Harrison

Everybody calls me the quiet one
You can see but you can't hear me
Everybody calls me the quiet one
You can try but you can't get near me
--The Who

Belated shout out to Marvin Harrison for his recent selection to the pro football hall of fame. His stellar career stats (including #3 all time in pass receptions and #7 in receiving yards) largely accumulated as Peyton Manning's #1 receiver for the Indianapolis Colts, speak for themselves.

What stands out most to me about Marvin Harrison was his quiet demeanor (increasingly rare in pro sports) and how much he got out of his small frame (6 foot, 175 lbs is small for an NFL player).

I loved watching him play the game, and often imagined playing the game like he did.

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