BOCA RATON, Fla. – What does Jim Irsay mean to Marvin Harrison?
Quite a lot.
At Harrison's Hall of Fame induction in August, it will be Irsay presenting No. 88 into Canton.
Harrison, typically very reserved when around the media, has always been extremely grateful for Irsay.
When Harrison found out he earned enshrinement last month, he first called the Colts Owner.
"I'm more happy for the Colts organization and the City of Indianapolis," Harrison said back in February after finding out he was going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
"I'm so thankful and honored that I will be able to represent them both in the Hall of Fame. I want to personally thank Jim Irsay for drafting me in 1996. He promised me a Super Bowl (and) we can now say, 'mission accomplished.'"
Irsay's excitement is obvious.
"I cannot tell you how grateful and honored I am to be asked by one of pro football's all-time greatest players---Marvin Harrison---to present him into the Hall of Fame," Irsay said.
"Marvin provided innumerable exciting, jaw-dropping memories for me, and presenting him into the Hall is very humbling."
From 1996-2008, Harrison played for just one team---catching 1,102 balls for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns. Harrison ranks No. 3 in NFL history in receptions, No. 5 in touchdowns and No. 7 in yards.
On Saturday, Aug. 7, Irsay will be right there to watch Harrison and Tony Dungy enter The Hall.
Dungy's presenter for the 2016 Hall of Fame ceremony will be Donnie Shell, Dungy's former teammate in Pittsburgh.