As well as Lions' quarterback Joey Harrington avoided the sack last season, he may have a difficult time fighting off collector's who want a piece of him.
Harrington's alma matter, the University of Oregon in conjunction with their Lundquist College of Business, will be setting up a scholarship fund for business students hoping to attend OU.
In a campaign endorsed by the Joey Harrington Foundation and the OU Foundation, sections of the 10-story tall Joey "Heisman" Harrington banner that stood during the 2001 football season will be sold to a limited number of collector's.
The Harrington/Oregon advertisement was initially hung to promote Harrington's Heisman candidacy and Oregon's football program.
"This is a great opportunity for me to give back to the University of Oregon," said Harrington, who led the Oregon Ducks to a victory in the 2002 Fiesta Bowl, prior to being drafted by Detroit No. 2 overall in the 2002 April draft. "I think the banner did a lot for Oregon athletics in 2001 and now it can do a lot for Oregon academics in 2003."
Harrington earned his business administration degree while at Lundquist College in 2001, with a focus on sports marketing. Lundquist College will begin granting the scholarships in the 2004-2005 academic year.
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