Kent State University reports on Wednesday that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison had a $100,000 gift to his former school approved by the University\’s Board of Trustees.
The school website goes on to say that Kent State Department of Athletics will recognize the donation made by Harrison by renaming the Field House weight room The James Harrison Strength & Conditioning Center. The donation will reportedly go towards the Football Enhancement Fund.
“We are extremely grateful to James for his commitment to Kent State and the football program,” said Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen via the school website. “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.”
While at Kent State, Harrison led the team in 2000 with 106 tackles, including 13 for a loss. In 2001 he was an All-MAC first team selection, recording 98 tackles and a conference leading 15 sacks. In 2007 he was honored by the school when they inducted him into their Varsity “K” Hall of Fame.