NFL: Pittsburgh 29, Buffalo 24

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Jeff Reed kicked five field goals and James Harrison returned a fumble for a touchdown Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Buffalo Bills, 29-24.

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Dungy introduced as Colts coach

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- New Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy said Wednesday he needed only one phone conversation with franchise owner Jim Irsay to know he wanted the job.

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Dungy reported headed for Colts

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Tony Dungy, who was fired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers eight days ago, reached an agreement in principle on Tuesday to coach the Indianapolis Colts.
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James Harrison
Pittsburgh Steelers James Harrison causes Baltimore Ravens Steve McNair to fumble the ball during the first quarter at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 5, 2007. Harrison also recovered the the fumble. (UPI Photo/Stephen Gross)

James Harrison, Jr. (born May 4, 1978) is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at Kent State.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Harrison has earned Super Bowl rings with the Steelers in Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII. He has also been a member of the Baltimore Ravens.

Born in Akron, Ohio, Harrison was the youngest of 14 children to James Sr. (a chemical truck driver) and Mildred. He played little league baseball in Scranton, PA for Sloan little league's Green Team. He was selected to the All-Star team in 1991. He grew up in Akron, and his favorite NFL team was the Cleveland Browns, who played only 40 miles from his house. His mother did not want him to play at first. It took both Harrison and his best friend from childhood, David Walker, to convince her. When he started to play, he excelled at both linebacker and running back. He attended two high schools his freshman year, Archbishop Hoban High School before attending Coventry High School. He was one of the first African-Americans to play football at Coventry, and he graduated in 1998.

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