This 37-Year-Old Player Is Training To Physically Dominate The NFL
There was a time when it looked like James Harrison wasn't going to have an NFL future.
Harrison signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie in 2002, spending two years on and off the Pittsburgh practice squad, occasionally making the active roster as a special teams player.
Following a brief stint with the Baltimore Ravens/Rhein Fire of NFL Europe, Harrison was cut for the fourth time in his professional career.
The five-time Pro Bowler considered walking away from the game completely, but a weightlifting injury sustained by Steelers linebacker Clark Haggans meant there was a roster spot for Harrison.
The Kent State alum stayed with Pittsburgh for the next nine seasons, racking up 456 tackles, 64 sacks and two Super Bowl rings in the process.
A breakdown in contract negotiations meant Harrison spent the 2013 season with the Cincinnati Bengals, but he was back in black and yellow for 2014.
Now, at the ripe, old age of 37, Harrison is gearing up for a 12th NFL season.
While most dudes would have to be out of their minds to even attempt to play in the trenches at this point, Harrison appears to be in the best shape of his life.
Here's how he's been training to not only play, but physically dominate the 2015 NFL season.