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James Harrison

James Harrison, Jr. (born May 4, 1978) is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at Kent State. A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Harrison has earned Super Bowl rings with the Steelers in Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII. He also spent a short time with the Baltimore Ravens in the 2004 offseason. Born in Akron, Ohio, Harrison was the youngest of 14 children to James Sr. (a chemical truck driver) and Mildred. He played little league baseball in Scranton, PA for Sloan little league's Green Team. He was selected to the All-Star team in 1991. He grew up in Akron, and his favorite NFL team was the Cleveland Browns, who played only 40 miles from his house. His mother did not want him to play at first. It took both Harrison and his best friend from childhood, David Walker, to convince her. When he started to play, he excelled at both linebacker and running back. He attended two high schools his freshman year, Archbishop Hoban High School then Coventry High School. He was one of the first African-Americans to play football at Coventry, and he

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James Harrison -- GIDDY UP!!! ... Push-Ups with Another NFL Star On His Back!

James Harrison
GIDDY UP!!! Push-Ups with Another NFL Star On His Back!

NFL strongman James Harrison is clearly sick of lifting weights ... so he's resorted to lifting former teammates instead -- banging out push ups with NFL star Antonio Brown on his… READ MORE >

NFL Star RIPS Commish: I'd Let Him Burn to Death

NFL Star RIPS Commish: I'd Let Him Burn to Death

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive juggernaut James Harrison just BLASTED NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, claiming, "If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn't do it."Harrison… READ MORE >

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Josh Cribbs Hugs It Out with James Harrison's Mom

Josh Cribbs Hugs It Out with James Harrison's Mom

Just hours after Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison delivered a devastating helmet-to-helmet blow to Cleveland Browns star Josh Cribbs last week -- Cribbs hugged it out with Harrison's… READ MORE >

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Pittsburgh Steelers Targeted Over Gun Party

Pittsburgh Steelers Targeted Over Gun Party

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the cross-hairs again after pictures surfaced of 14 players horsing around with guns -- and pointing them at each other's heads at a police firing range in 2006.The… READ MORE >

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