The weight room in the indoor field house at Kent State University will soon be named after Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison.
A donation of 100,000 will do that.
Harrison, an Akron, Ohio native who played at Kent State before embarking upon a unique, winding NFL journey that's taken him from street free agent to NFL Defensive Player of the Year, had his 100,000 donation approved by the school's board of trustees on Wednesday.
The Steelers released Harrison three times in 2002-03. He signed an offseason contract with the Baltimore Ravens and played a season in NFL Europe. He re-signed with the Steelers after the Ravens released him, and in 2004 got a spot start when starting outside linebacker Joey Porter was ejected for a pregame fight at Cleveland.
His career has taken off from there. He was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2008, the same year he returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII, and is a four-time Pro Bowler. Harrison,...