INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts coaches and a trio of players wrapped up the “on the field” part of their 2013 season at the Pro Bowl on Sunday night. Today’s news looks at Marvin Harrison and the Hall of Fame and how the Colts fared at the Pro Bowl.
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Former Colts WR Marvin Harrison opens up on eve of Hall of Fame election
By: Indianapolis Star, Mike Chappell
Come Saturday, Marvin Harrison will find out whether or not he will be joining the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.
"I'm not going to lose any sleep over it, but it would be a great honor after everything you did on the field, everything you worked for," he said in an exclusive interview with The Star.
Harrison paused. His eyes widened and he rubbed his hands together as he recalled one of many casual encounters with then-Colts president Bill Polian at the team's Northwestside complex.
"Polian would pass me in the hall and say, 'Hey, what's going on Hall of Famer?' " Harrison said.
"I was like, 'What's he talking about?' I'd keep on walking, shaking my head. It was after my eighth, ninth or 10th year and I didn't know what the Hall of Fame was all about.
"He kept saying it. Then you start hearing about (the Hall of Fame) all the time and you start thinking maybe it can be a reality.
"But it's not something I ever set out to do."
Mathis' team, Team Jerry Rice, beat Luck's team, Team Deion Sanders, 22-21 in Honolulu.
Luck was the No. 1 overall pick in the Pro Bowl draft and started at quarterback over Carolina's Cam Newton, who had more votes than him. But it's understandable that Luck started since he was playing for his head coach.
Luck was 5-of-7 for 80 yards, a touchdown and an interception. His lone touchdown pass came on a flea flicker play where Kansas City's Jamaal Charles tossed the ball back to Luck, who launched a pass to Philadelphia's DeSean Jackson that looked like it would be intercepted . Jackson went up into double coverage and hauled the pass in.