"I've always treasured the time I've had with him because I respected him so much as a person. He worked so hard at his craft, he was always so prepared and he did every little thing he could to win. And he did it with quiet dignity, superb professionalism and with a sense of contribution to the team, that really is second to none."
--Bill Polian, Indianapolis Colts' team president., discussing his relationship with Marvin Harrison.
To date, Marvin Harrison has caught 1,102 passes (#2 in NFL history) for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns, all for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He is the Colts' leading single-season and career receiving leader in catches, yardage and touchdowns , surpassing former Colt and Hall-of-Famer Raymond Berry. He teamed with Peyton Manning to form the most potent passing combination in National Football League history. Harrison was the Colts' first-round draft pick in 1996, out of Syracuse. The Colts won the Super Bowl in 2007.
Marvin Harrison was released today at his request by the Indianapolis Colts after a contract could not be agreed upon.
Excerpts from ESPN.com, February 25, 2009.