Thursday, September 12, 2013
Marvin Harrison should make Hall of Fame
By Mike Wells
The Indianapolis Colts could, actually I take that back, should be represented at the Football Hall of Fame next summer.
Former coach Tony Dungy and receiver Marvin Harrison are part of the 16- first-year-eligible modern-era candidates. The election will take place Feb. 1, 2014.
Dungy and the Colts won the Super Bowl in 2006.
Harrison fell off the map after he and the Colts parted ways in 2008. The only blemish on Harrison's resume is his alleged involvement in a Philadelphia shooting in 2008. The gun that was used belonged to him, but he was never charged.
That was off-the-field stuff. The numbers Harrison put up on the field are Hall of Fame-worthy.
Here is more proof that Harrison should be giving a Hall of Fame speech next summer (and his speech would be interesting, because he wasn’t exactly a media darling, according to those who covered him).
- His 1,102 receptions are third behind Jerry Rice and Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez, who is still catching balls today.
- His 14,580 yards are sixth behind Tim Brown, Isaac Bruce, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens and Rice.
- Harrison’s 128 touchdowns are fifth behind Cris Carter, Owens, Moss and Rice.
So in other words, Harrison can go ahead and get sized for his tailored Hall of Fame jacket.