Dwight Harrison

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Dwight Harrison
Date of birth (1948-10-12) October 12, 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth Beaumont, Texas
Career information
Position(s) Cornerback / wide receiver
College Texas A&I
NFL draft 1971 / Round: 2 / Pick 35
Career history
As player
1971–1972 Denver Broncos
1972–1977 Buffalo Bills
1978–1979 Baltimore Colts
1980 Oakland Raiders
Career stats

Dwight Webster Harrison (born October 12, 1948) is a retired American football defensive back and wide receiver who played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL) 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. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Rosenberg, Michael (29 January 2014). "Dwight Harrison fighting for benefits NFL took away". Sports Illustrated.