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Jerome Harrison “looking to be like” Barry Sanders

While finishing his first practice as a Detroit Lions, RB Jerome Harrison was asked who he looked up to while growing up. He quickly replied by saying, “Barry Sanders.” Harrison one of the two (Mike Bell) RB sign to the team on Tuesday. Harrison grew up in Kalamazoo Michigan, and was always a Lions fan.

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“(He is a guy) that I tried to pattern my game after,” said Harrison. “That was such a big thing. That’s the only guy that I was really star-struck (by).”

He has spent most of his career with the Cleveland Browns. What ironic is that in 2010, five games into the season Harrison was traded for RB Mike Bell, which was the other sign RB for the Lions. They are both glad to have each other on the same team and Harrison said he is willing to do whatever it takes to win ball games. Jerome Harrison currently has 1,640 all-time rushing yards (4.8 average) and seven touchdowns.

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