INDIANAPOLIS --- Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller has been following in Marvin Harrison's footsteps ever since he stepped on the field at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, the same place the Colts Hall of Fame receiver began catching touchdowns.
Now, Fuller finds himself in the same stadium for the NFL Combine where Harrison cemented his legacy. 20 years after Harrison heard his name called in 1996, another Roman Catholic wide receiver will get drafted.
"In high school, I heard about him a lot, especially when I started getting college interest" said Fuller Thursday at Lucas Oil Stadium. "I think I broke one of his records in high school. I haven't met him yet, but I'm still looking forward to meeting him. It would be cool."
As a senior in high school, Fuller was the MVP of the class 4A Philadelphia Catholic League.
Fuller and Harrison's paths could have intertwined more if Harrison listened to the nuns and priests at Roman Catholic, who wanted him to go to Notre Dame. They were big Irish fans. Harrison opted for Syracuse.
Back to the present, and Fuller knows how good the Roman Catholic NFL receiver was that came before him.
"I remember watching him as a little kid playing for the Colts," said Fuller, who says he hasn't gotten a chance to watch Harrison on tape yet but has received guidance from another Hall of Fame receiver (and Notre Dame wideout) Tim Brown.
At Notre Dame, Fuller emerged in 2014 with 76 catches for 1,094 yards and 15 touchdowns, all school records for a sophomore. He is currently projected to be a 2nd round pick.