Rodney Harrison is one step nearer to Canton.
The previous Patriots security was named one among 15 finalists for the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame’s Class of 2024 on Wednesday, marking the closest that the hard-hitting defensive again has come to enshrinement.
Harrison was a semifinalist over the earlier three seasons earlier than shifting into the ultimate spherical of consideration for this present class. Fellow Patriots legend Vince Wilfork was additionally named as a semifinalist Wednesday morning, however didn’t make the ultimate lower this yr.
The Corridor of Fame’s 50-person Choice Committee will announce the Class of 2024 forward of Tremendous Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. The category will probably be introduced reside on the “NFL Honors” telecast, which is scheduled to air Feb. 8.
Harrison performed in New England from 2003-2008, profitable two Tremendous Bowls with the Patriots in 2003 and 2004. He earned First Group All-Professional honors in his first season in Foxborough, including a veteran presence and loads of thump to New England’s secondary. He adopted that up with a Second Group All-Professional nod in 2004.
Harrison was identified for delivering within the clutch with the Patriots — reeling in seven interceptions in 9 postseason video games with New England, together with a pair within the Tremendous Bowl XXXIX win over the Eagles.
Over his 14 years within the NFL, Harrison recorded 1,206 tackles, 34 interceptions, 30.5 sacks, 15 pressured fumbles, and 4 touchdowns. Harrison was named as a member of each the Patriots and Chargers’ fiftieth Anniversary Groups, and was inducted into the Patriots’ Corridor of Fame in 2019.
If Harrison is efficiently voted in, he’ll grow to be the twelfth former Patriot to be inducted into the Corridor of Fame, becoming a member of Nick Buoniconti, John Hannah, Mike Haynes, Ty Regulation, Curtis Martin, Randy Moss, Invoice Parcells, Darelle Revis, Junior Seau, Richard Seymour, and Andre Tippett.
Even with Harrison’s notable resume, there are many different spectacular finalists on the poll in 2024.
The opposite 14 finalists for the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame’s Class of 2024 are:
- DE Julius Peppers
- KR Devin Hester
- WR Torry Holt
- WR Andre Johnson
- DE Jared Allen
- LB Patrick Willis
- RB Fred Taylor
- DE Dwight Freeney
- Darren Woodson
- OL Jahri Evans
- CB Eric Allen
- OL Willie Anderson
- TE Antonio Gates
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