Sports Illustrated has released an all-time team composed entirely of undrafted players, and former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison made the cut.
Undrafted out of Kent State University, Harrison signed with the Steelers in 2002. After being cut multiple times by Pittsburgh and enduring stints with the Baltimore Ravens and Rhein Fire of NFL Europe, Harrison returned to the Steelers in 2004, and his career took off from there.
He went on two win two Super Bowls with the Steelers and NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2008. Harrison was also named to five Pro Bowls and earned First-Team All-Pro honors twice.
Harrison’s 80.5 sacks are the most in franchise history, but he also tallied 564 solo tackles, 122 tackles-for-loss, 33 forced fumbles and seven interceptions.
His 100-yard pick six off of Kurt Warner, who is quarterbacking the all-time undrafted team, in Super Bowl XLIII will always be remembered as one of the most phenomenal plays in NFL history.
Not bad for a kid from Akron.