Marvin Harrison 1996 Draft Day Pick

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Marvin Harrison was born on August 25, 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At 6 feet tall and weighing 185 pounds Harrison is far from the biggest and strongest wide receiver in the NFL. But with that being said, he has always been able to do a lot with what he has. For this reason many people feel that Harrison is one of the best wide receivers of today, and may very well end up being the best of all time.

After a successful career at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Harrison decided to take this game to Syracuse University. During his time at Syracuse he set numerous records, and made a name for himself across the college football world. Thanks to his great play on the field and high quality character off of it, NFL scouts began to take notice of him early on.

With the 19th pick of the 1996 NFL Draft the Indianapolis Colts picked Harrison. Although 18 other teams passed him by, this does not stop Harrison from performing at his peak from the moment that he set foot on an NFL field.

In his first season with the Colts Harrison took the league by storm. He finished the 1996 season with 64 receptions for 836 yards. He also added eight touchdowns during this season. Ever since then Harrison has been putting up equally impressive numbers year in and year out. Perhaps his best season ever was in 2002 when he pulled in 143 balls for more than 1,700 yards.

Although Marvin Harrison has compiled gaudy individual statistics, he is also known as one of the best team players in the NFL as well. This is evident by the way that he helped to lead the Colts to a win in the Super Bowl at the end of the 2006 season. With a few more years left in the tank it is safe to say that Harrison will finish his career ranked at the top of most statistical categories for wide receivers.

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