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Marvin Harrison

Marvin Harrison at the Colts 2007 Training Camp.
No. --     Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: August 25, 1972 (1972-08-25) (age 37)
Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
College: Syracuse
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
Debuted in 1996 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Receptions     1,102
Receiving Yards     14,580
Receiving TDs     128
Stats at NFL.com

Marvin Daniel Harrison (born August 25, 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He played college football at Syracuse.

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Early years

Harrison attended Roman Catholic High School in Center City, Philadelphia, where he was a four-sport standout in football, basketball, soccer, and tennis

College career

He was a 3-year starter at Syracuse University, playing with Donovan McNabb in his final year. Harrison set a school record with 2,718 career receiving yards and ranked second in school history with 20 receiving touchdowns to Rob Moore. Harrison graduated with a degree in retailing. [1]

Collegiate statistics

Year Team G GS Rec Yards AVG TD
1991 SYR 10 0 2 13 6.5 0
1993 SYR 11 9 41 813 19.8 7
1994 SYR 10 10 36 761 21.1 5
1995 SYR 11 11 56 1,131 20.2 8
Tot. N/A 42 30 135 2,718 20.1 20

Professional career

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Indianapolis Colts

Harrison was selected by the Colts with the 19th selection in the 1996 NFL Draft, a selection which was obtained in a trade that sent Jeff George to the Atlanta Falcons. Harrison has gone on to become one of the more productive receivers from that draft class, surpassing fellow wide receivers Keyshawn Johnson, Terry Glenn, Eddie Kennison, Joe Horn, Bobby Engram, Eric Moulds, Amani Toomer, Muhsin Muhammad, Terrell Owens and others.

In 2002 Harrison broke Herman Moore's single season receptions record by 20 receptions. He finished with 143 catches, and he also had over 1,700 yards receiving. In December, 2006 Harrison became just the fourth player in NFL history to record 1000 receptions, joining Jerry Rice (1549), Cris Carter (1101), and Tim Brown (1094). He is also one of only seven wide receivers in NFL history to reach 100 touchdowns.

During a 2007 game against the Denver Broncos, Harrison injured his knee while attempting a block and was lost for the season, making only a small appearance in their lone playoff game that season. It marked only the second time Harrison had missed regular season action due to injuries and the first since 1998.

On December 14, 2008 in a game against the Detroit Lions, Marvin Harrison caught his 1,095th career reception, passing Tim Brown for third all time. He passed Cris Carter to become second on the all-time NFL reception record list with 1,102 receptions during a 23-0 Colts victory over the Tennessee Titans on December 28, 2008.

Following the 2008 NFL season, Harrison asked for and was granted his release by the Indianapolis Colts. He spent the 2009 season out of football.

Professional statistics

Accurate as of April 13, 2009

Year Team G GS Rec Yards AVG LG TD
1996 IND 16 15 64 836 13.1 41 8
1997 IND 16 15 73 866 11.9 56 6
1998 IND 12 12 59 776 13.2 61 7
1999 IND 16 16 115 1,663 14.5 57 12
2000 IND 16 16 102 1,413 13.9 78 14
2001 IND 16 16 109 1,524 14.0 68 15
2002 IND 16 16 143 1,722 12.0 69 11
2003 IND 15 15 94 1,272 13.5 79 10
2004 IND 16 16 86 1,113 12.9 59 15
2005 IND 15 15 82 1,146 14.0 80 12
2006 IND 16 16 95 1,366 14.4 68 12
2007 IND 5 5 20 247 12.4 42 1
2008 IND 15 15 60 636 10.6 67T 5
Tot. N/A 190 188 1,102 14,580 13.2 80 128

NFL records

  • Averaged 84.77 receptions per season, which is second to the all time record held by Sterling Sharpe who averaged 85 receptions per season. He had previously been averaging 93 per season until 2007, where he missed the majority of games with a knee injury, resulting in a 20 reception season.
  • Holds the NFL record for receptions in a single season with 143, set in 2002.
  • Most receptions in a 2 season period (252), 2001-2002; 3 season period (354), 2000-2002; 4 season period (469), 1999-2002; 5 season period (563), 1999-2003; 6 season period (649), 1999-2004; 7 season period (731), 1999-2005; 8 season period (826), 1999-2006; 9 season period (885), 1998-2006; 10 season period (958), 1997-2006; 11 season period (1,022), 1996-2006.
  • Most receiving yards in a 4 season period (6,322), 1999–2002; 5 season period (7,594), 1999-2003.
  • Most games with at least 8 receptions (51), 9 receptions (32), 11 receptions (12), 12 receptions (8), 13 receptions (4)
  • Most games with at least 14 receptions (2)-tied with Brandon Marshall, Jerry Rice, Jason Witten, Jimmy Smith, Kellen Winslow
  • Most consecutive games with at least 6 receptions (16) and 9 receptions (6)
  • Most consecutive seasons with at least 5 touchdowns (11) - shared with Jerry Rice, Don Hutson, Cris Carter, Tim Brown
  • Most consecutive seasons with at least 6 touchdowns (11) - shared with Jerry Rice, Don Hutson
  • Most consecutive seasons with at least 5 touchdown receptions (11) - shared with Jerry Rice, Don Hutson, Cris Carter, Tim Brown
  • Most consecutive seasons with at least 6 touchdown receptions (11) - shared with Jerry Rice, Don Hutson
  • Most consecutive seasons with at least 10 touchdown receptions (8)
  • Most consecutive seasons with at least 11 touchdown receptions (4)-tied with Lance Alworth
  • Most consecutive seasons with at least 14 touchdown receptions (2)-tied with Jerry Rice
  • Consecutive seasons with 1,400+ receiving yards (4)
  • Consecutive seasons with 100+ receptions (4)
  • Only player in NFL history to have 5 games with 11 or more receptions in a single season in 2002.
  • One of two players (Wes Welker) to have had at least 6 games with 10 or more receptions in a single season 2002.
  • Only player in NFL history to have 10 games with 9 or more receptions in a single season in 2002.
  • Only player in NFL history to have 12 games with 8 or more receptions in a single season in 2002.
  • Only player in NFL history to have 12 games with 7 or more receptions in a single season in 2002.
  • Only player in NFL history to have 15 games with 6 or more receptions in a single season in 2002.
  • Only player ever in the history of the NFL with 16 career games with double digit receptions for one team, Indianapolis Colts. [Jerry Rice has 17 double digit reception games(15 with the 49ers, 2 with the Raiders)]
  • Marvin Harrison and Peyton Manning currently hold the record for most receptions between a Wide Receiver and Quarterback with 953.
  • Marvin Harrison and Peyton Manning currently hold the NFL record for receiving touchdowns between a WR and QB with 112.
  • Marvin Harrison and Peyton Manning currently hold the NFL record for receiving yards between a WR and QB with 12,756.
  • Marvin Harrison and Peyton Manning currently hold the NFL record for receptions in a season between a WR and QB with 143, 2002
  • Marvin Harrison and Peyton Manning currently hold the NFL record for receiving yards in a season between a WR and QB with 1,722, 2002
  • Harrison trails only Jerry Rice in 1,500 or more receiving yard seasons. He has 3 such seasons, Jerry Rice had 4.
  • First player to record 2 seasons of 1,600 yards receiving in NFL history, (1999 & 2002).(Torry Holt became the 2nd, (2000 & 2003)
  • First player to have 50+ receptions in his first 11 seasons in NFL history.(Torry Holt became the 2nd on 12/27/09)
  • With 59 career 100-yard receiving games, Marvin Harrison ranks #3 all time behind Jerry Rice (76) and Randy Moss (64).
  • Marvin Harrison is in second place for the most consecutive games with a reception with 190 (204 counting postseason), and is now only behind Jerry Rice who had 274.
  • Second-fastest player to achieve 100 receiving touchdowns.
  • Only player with 8 straight 1,000+ all-purpose yards and 10+ touchdown receptions.
  • Only player with 8 straight seasons with at least 82 receptions.
  • On December 18, 2006, Marvin Harrison and Indianapolis Colt teammate Reggie Wayne became the only NFL wide receiver tandem to catch 75 receptions and 1,000 yards in 3 straight seasons. The game was on Monday Night and was played against the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • On November 17, 2002, made his 600th career reception against the Dallas Cowboys. And is the fastest player to do so reaching the mark in 102 games.
  • On October 12, 2003, made his 700th career reception against the Carolina Panthers. And is the fastest player to do so reaching the mark in 114 games.
  • On November 8, 2004, made his 800th career reception against the Minnesota Vikings. And is the fastest player to do so reaching the mark in 131 games.
  • On November 20, 2005, made his 900th career reception against the Cincinnati Bengals. And is the fastest player to do so reaching the mark in 149 career games.
  • On December 10, 2006, made his 1000th reception against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is among only 6 players in NFL history to have over 1000 receptions. The other 5 being Jerry Rice, Cris Carter, Isaac Bruce, Tim Brown and Terrell Owens. And is the fastest player to do so reaching the mark in just 167 career games.
  • On December 28, 2008, made his 1,100th career reception against the Tennessee Titans in his last regular season game and his last game in Indianapolis. He is the fastest player to do so reaching the mark in just 190 career games. Half way through the second quarter, he moved into second place for most receptions all time with 1,102, trailing only Jerry Rice.
  • Most receptions over 1st 7 seasons (665), 8 seasons (759), 9 seasons (845), 10 seasons (927), 11 seasons (1,022) and 13 seasons (1,102) seasons of career of any NFL receiver
  • Only player in NFL history to catch a pass in every game
  • Most consecutive games with 8+ receiving yards (190), (206 if counting playoffs) - every game
  • Most consecutive games with a 6+ yard reception (190), (206 if counting playoffs) - every game
  • Most consecutive games with an 8+ yard reception (177), (192 if counting playoffs)
  • Marvin Harrison is in second place for the most consecutive games with a reception with 190 (206 counting playoffs), only behind Jerry Rice who had 274.

Shooting incident

Harrison was sued by Dwight Dixon, the target of a shooting outside Chuckie's Garage, a Philadelphia business owned by Harrison, on April 29, 2008.[2][3] Dixon alleged that Harrison was the gunman who shot at him. On January 6, 2009, Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham confirmed that it was Harrison's gun that fired shots at Dixon but they had been unable to determine who pulled the trigger.[4]

The Philadelphia District Attorney also stated that she was not going to pursue charges in this case due to conflicting witness statements. Dixon, who had initially given the police a false name and claimed he was robbed by two men when interviewed at the hospital,[5] was subsequently convicted of filing a false report for this incident on January 28, 2009. He was sentenced to 6 months probation. Dixon's attorney reportedly sought a new trial as the conviction violated Dixon's parole in an unrelated case.[6] Harrison is also being sued by Robert Nixon, a victim caught in the crossfire of the shooting who identified Harrison as the shooter in a statement to police.[7]

Dixon died on July 21, 2009 when he was shot once in the chest and once in the arm while waiting outside a building two blocks away from Harrison's sports bar.[8] The FBI has become involved in the investigation.

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