Originally posted on cover32 - Colts  |  Last updated 2/14/14
Having been drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 1996, Marvin Harrison spent 13 years alongside the Colts with most of those years catching passes from Peyton Manning. Before his NFL career, Harrison played college football at Syracuse – where he even spent a year with quarterback, Donovan McNabb. While he set a school record with 2,718 career receiving yards, which was only a glimpse of the impact Harrison would have in the NFL. Arguably one of the most productive receivers in NFL history, Harrison ranks among names such as Jerry Rice, Chris Carter, and Tim Brown. In 2011 Harrison was inducted into the Colts Ring of Honor. His retirement from the NFL after the 2009 season was anticlimactic as he had sat out the entire season. He left the game just as he played it, quietly. Marvin was a finalist for the 2014 Hall of Fame class but did not receive enough voted to be elected in. Yet when asked about it Harrison stated, “The thing is, not once did I psych myself up about being a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It definitely would have been a great honor, but I’m more happy for the guys who made it. It was well-deserved.” Harrison was born and raised in north Philadelphia and has returned to the same streets, where he has accumulated around 20 properties, both residential and commercial. For Harrison, it was all about returning to his roots once he retired from a historical career with the Colts. You might even catch him “on the block” with local rapper Meek Mill. As shown below by a picture on the rapper’s Instagram page. You may also be interested in:Back to his roots:Where Marvin Harrison is nowThe Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts Mount RushmoreDo the Colts need a veteran running back in free agency
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