Dwight Harrison

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Dwight Harrison
Date of birth: (1948-10-12) October 12, 1948 (age 66)
Place of birth: Beaumont, Texas, United States
Career information
Position(s): Cornerback/wide receiver
College: Texas A&I
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 2 / Pick 35
Organizations
As player:
1971-1972
1972-1977
1978-1979
1980
Denver Broncos
Buffalo Bills
Baltimore Colts
Oakland Raiders
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Dwight Webster Harrison (born October 12, 1948 in Beaumont, Texas) is a retired American football defensive back and wide receiver who played ten seasons in the National Football League for the Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Colts and the Oakland Raiders. He played college football at Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville).

Harrison suffers from severe post concussion syndrome, including severe depression, and was said to be living in a trailer in Texas without running water. His NFL pension had been cut off, and in August of this year, he was one of the plaintiffs in a concussion lawsuit against the NFL.[1]

Harrison continues to fight for benefits NFL took away for the last 21 years.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Retired NFL Players and Dementia: Brain Trauma Hits Hard After Football Career". December 4, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Rosenberg, Michael (29 January 2014). "Dwight Harrison fighting for benefits NFL took away". Sports Illustrated.