Former Syracuse star wide receiver and former Indianapolis Colts star wideout Marvin Harrison has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it was announced on Saturday. Harrison is the eighth former Orange player to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame,
That puts Syracuse in a tie for fourth place with Alabama, Pittsburgh and Michigan, and just two behind Ohio State for third all-time in terms of college programs putting players into the Hall of Fame.
Harrison had 135 receptions (4th in school history) for Syracuse during his career for 2,728 yards (1st in school history) and 20 touchdowns (2nd in school history). His senior season corresponded with the freshman campaign of Donovan McNabb, and marked the only season he broke the 1,000 yard mark at SU, and still stands as the most receiving yards in an individual season at Syracuse. Harrison's 20.2 yards per reception is second in Orange history.
His 213 yards in 1995 against West Virginia is the fourth most ever in a single game in program history.
As a member of the Colts in the NFL, Harrison had 1,102 catches (3rd all-time), 14,580 yards (7th all-time) and 128 touchdown receptions (5th all-time). He also had eight consecutive seasons with 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns. Harrison is a Super Bowl Champion who set the NFL single season receptions mark at the time with 143 catches in 2002.