One Man’s Journey
Eric Weeks , theJetsBlog.com
An unfortunate part of football is that many of the young men who have dreamed of playing at the professional level all too often see their dreams come apart for a variety of factors. Only a select few will move on with a team’s practice squad, which is interchangable, and even fewer, if any, will move on with a team’s active roster. However, their desire and commitment is something that cannot and should not be denied and even when they come up short, they almost always look towards the silver lining.
One such player is Jets’ nose tackle Damon Harrison. Harrison over the last few weeks, though facing back-up units, has been somewhat of a revelation with his ability to clog up holes with his massive 6’3″ 339 lb frame. In a heated competition with Martin Tevaseu, Harrison is likely battling for the third NT spot on the roster. He’s come to a point in his life where he doesn’t want to be fearful anymore but at peace and able to make a difference. It started at William Penn when coaches were able to develop Harrison with an “NFL-ready body and skill set” in less than five years of playing the game. I encourage everyone to read the rest of Jenny’s article on Harrison’s journey but we certainly wish Damon the best of luck, it’s difficult but I think he’s made the best of what he’s been given and has made a case for himself.