Monday, 17 December, 2018


James Harrison retires from National Football League for second time

HARRISON Patriots linebacker James Harrison retires again Herald Staff Tuesday
Noah Ferguson | 17 April, 2018, 14:56

He acknowledged on his Twitter post that he has "missed too much for way too long" and had photos of his kids posted on his Instagram account with the hashtag "HarrisonFamilyValues".

James Harrison announced on Instagram this morning that he was retiring from the National Football League, again.

Harrison, 39, retired in 2014 after 11 seasons, but returned to play 11 games with the Steelers later that year. He also called it quits after the 2013 campaign, which he spent with the Cincinnati Bengals.

He was named the 2008 NHL Defensive Player of the Year and was named to five Pro Bowls in his career.

Pittsburgh signed the Kent State product in 2002 as an undrafted rookie free agent.

He once retired for approximately two weeks in 2014 but made a decision to re-sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Pittsburgh cut Harrison during the 2017 campaign, at which point he signed on with the Patriots for a shot at one last ring.

In 14 seasons with Pittsburgh, Harrison won two Super Bowls and earned five Pro Bowl nods.

He joined the Patriots three days later, going on to reach Super Bowl LII, but lost 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Harrison had 84.5 sacks, 34 forced fumbles, 26 passes defensed, nine fumble recoveries, eight interceptions and a touchdown in 193 career appearances.

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