Speaking nearly two months after a memorable night in Glendale, Az., safety Duron Harmon’s ring finger feels lonely.
One of four Rutgers football players on the Super Bowl Champion’s roster in 2015, Harmon is ready for his ring.
“They need to hurry up,” Harmon said. “My finger itches. It needs some jewelry on it.”
Harmon and teammate Devin McCourty both appeared at last week’s charity basketball event in North Brunswick to support teammate Antonio Lowery. Both Super Bowl champs, and McCourty now the highest paid professional player in Rutgers history, that sends the right message about the Scarlet Knights in Harmon’s eyes.
“It helps a lot,” Harmon said. “It shows that Rutgers just put four players on a Super Bowl winning team. If you come and put in that work, it could happen to you too.
“ … It’s been nothing but love from Boston and the whole world. It’s been nothing short of amazing. I’m blessed to be a part of that, especially doing it with other guys that I’ve known for a long time.”
Harmon represented Rutgers in a charity basketball game to support at-risk kids in the New Brunswick area.
“The main thing is just the idea of giving back to the community and kids in a place where I spent a lot of time,” Harmon said. “I think one of the best things you can do is to help kids. Antonio gave us a great opportunity to come out and have fun and put on a show while raising money for the underprivileged youth of the area.”
Charity is nothing new for Harmon, who was active while at Rutgers including a role with the New Jersey Special Olympics.
“It’s all about family,” Harmon said. “That’s what Rutgers is about. We build everything we do around being a family. Antonio is my family. All of these guys are my family, so anything that they need like this, I’ll be there to be supportive. You’ve got people all the way back to Jeremy Zuttah and Devin McCourty to young boys like me and Brandon Coleman. It’s amazing to be a part of something like that, and have a bond that stays strong after we go our separate ways.”