Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 11/9/12
Next Tuesday, the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Museum will honor its 2012 Class of Inductees. Among those being celebrated is former University of Oregon and NFL quarterback Joey Harrington. Though one of this year’s younger inductees, Harrington’s career as not only an athlete but as an Oregonian is worthy of praise. Since childhood, Harrington has always held a special place in my heart. The first game I saw at Autzen was Harrington’s last home game before his inspiring Fiesta Bowl performance. I grew up wearing #3 on my first green and yellow jersey and graduated to Detroit Lion blue and silver once he started his NFL career. I watched him jump from team to team, struggle for starting positions, and eventually retire early from the professional stage. Nowadays, Harrington serves as a color analyst for Fox Sports, his cleats left behind and his days of playing football a simple reference point for the insight he provides on the air. And still after six years in the NFL, the ...
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