James Harrison’s contributions to the NFL’s fine pool don’t represent his only six-figure donation.
Harrison, the Steelers linebacker who entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State in 2002, has donated $100,000 to his alma mater.
“We are extremely grateful to James for his commitment to Kent State and the football program,” Kent State Athletic Director Joel Nielsen said. “He is one of the most recognizable figures in the NFL today and his support is sure to have a lasting effect on our student-athletes now and in the future.”
The school announced that it will name its weight room the James Harrison Strength & Conditioning Center. Harrison was an All-Mid-American Conference player at Kent State and set a new school record with 12 sacks in his senior year.