Martin Harrison (American football)

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Martin Harrison
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Defensive end / Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-09-20) September 20, 1967 (age 46)
Place of birth: Livermore, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school: Bellevue (WA) Newport
College: Washington
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 10 / Pick: 276
Debuted in 1990 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Martin Allen Harrison (born September 20, 1967, in Livermore, California[1]) is a former American football defensive end who played ten seasons in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Seattle Seahawks. He played college football for the University of Washington. Martin attended Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington and was a multiple letter winner in both football and track and field. In 1983, at only 15 years old, he placed sixth in the national AAU Junior Olympics in the decathlon. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington.[2]

College[edit]

University of Washington[edit]

1985–1990

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Sophomore, Honorable Mention All-American Team- Sporting News.
  • Three-year starter.
  • Co-Captain in 1989. Defensive Lineman Of The Year 1989.
  • Senior year- received league honors "Honorable Mention" as OLB behind Junior Seau and Carnell Lake, both first round NFL Draft picks.
  • 4 QB sacks vs Oregon, 5 Tackles For Loss (TFL) vs Washington State U, 21 TFL in the 1989 season.
  • 38 career TFL. 275 career tackles. 34 career starts.

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NFL career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers (1990–1993)[edit]

While with the 49ers Harrison made it to the NFC Championship game three times, in 1990, 1992 and 1993, however losing each year, twice to the Dallas Cowboys (1992, 1993) and once to the New York Giants (1990).

In 1990 he made the team as a tenth round draft pick. That year the team finished the season with a 14–2 regular season record. Because of injury, he saw limited action. In 1991 Harrison was released on the final cut then resigned the next day to the practice squad where he spent the entire season. However, in the next two years, he would play in a total of 27 games, starting two of them.[4]

He finished his tenure with the 49ers with a total of 9.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 39 tackles.[4]

Minnesota Vikings (1994–1996)[edit]

1994–1995[edit]

At age 27, Harrison switched teams in hopes of getting more playing time. In his first season with the Vikings he played in 13 games, with mostly special teams play. Harrison had more playing time and made a bigger impact the next season, getting to the quarterback 4.5 times, making 10 tackles and getting his only career interception, in which he returned it for ten yards.[4]

1996, the starter season[edit]

After having a decent year in 1995, Harrison was named the starter at right defensive end in 1996. He managed his best season statistically, racking up 7 sacks and 21 tackles while starting in only 8 games.[4]

Seattle Seahawks (1997)[edit]

Minnesota Vikings (1999)[edit]

Harrison spent his last year in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings in 1999. Due to a knee injury, he did not see much action that year, playing in only 4 games.

He completed his career with a total of 21 sacks, 1 interception, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovered and 90 tackles- 77 unasisted and 13 assisted.[4]

NFL Statistics[edit]

Martin Harrison career defensive statistics
Year Age Team GP GS Sacks FF TK INT
1990 23 SFO 2 0 0 0 4 0 [4]
1991 24 SFO* 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 25 SFO 16 1 3.5 0 12 0 [4]
1993 26 SFO 11 1 6 2 23 0 [4]
1994 27 MIN 13 0 0 0 2 0 [4]
1995 28 MIN 11 0 4.5 0 10 1 [4]
1996 29 MIN 16 8 7 1 21 0 [4]
1997 30 SEA 8 0 0 0 3 0 [4]
1999 32 MIN 4 0 0 0 2 0 [4]
Career 81 10 21 3 77 1 [4]

Key:(GP) Games Played - (GS) Games Started - (FF) Forced Fumbles - (TK) Tackles - (INT) Interceptions

  • 1991 SFO Practice Squad

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martin Harrison Player Page". SI.com. 2006. Retrieved November 2, 2008. 
  2. ^ 1995 Minnesota Viking Media Guide- player profile section)
  3. ^ 1990 UW Husky Football Media Guide- player profile and records section)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Martin Harrison Statistics". pro-football-reference.com. 2008. Retrieved November 2, 2008.