Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 6/13/13

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 6: Joey Harrington #3 of the Detroit Lions stands on the field play during the game with the Minnesota Vikings on November 6, 2005 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings won 27-14(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images).
First, he's smart. Joey Harrington's NFL education included classes in Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, and New Orleans. Eight years in the grinder of pro ball is long enough to qualify him for every NFL pension plan on the books. He passed that test. His career was one part merry-go-round, one part yo-yo with so many cuts and signings on bad teams circling the drain. Still, when you add it up, it's eight years in The League. Jim Brown played nine. Gale Sayers played seven. Before you say, "Yeah, but it's different times and different people," remind yourself how many seasons you played football. Start with your first helmet wearing season. Joey's got you beat. So what does a man with a secure future do with his time besides joining an elite college football broadcasting team on Fox Sports? He finds ways to make a difference. Call it the Harrington Plan. On June 21-23, teams of Pac-12 greats will meet on the Southwest Oregon coast for the Battle at ...
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