Browns’ Jerome Harrison Deserves Some Respect

June 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Cleveland Browns’ running back Jerome Harrison has had a hard time earning respect. Why though, is a mystery to me and I’m sure to others as well.
When Harrison was a senior at Washington State, he led the nation in rushing yards with 1,900. He also set the Pac-10 record for consecutive 100 yard games with 16. Still, Harrison was only selected in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft, taken by the Browns.
After a nice preseason his rookie year, Harrison had a hard time getting on the field. In seasons two and three, he averaged 6.2 and 7.2 yards per carry respectively, but had only 57 total carries.
Why not more?
After his best season last year, Harrison gained 862 yard rushing and tied for the team lead with 34 passes caught. He also scored seven touchdowns and broke Jim Brown's team rushing record with 286 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Browns finished the season on a four game winning streak as Harrison literally carried th...

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