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Hard Hat Award (Game #5, @ Detroit)

October 15, 2009 by Still Mill


Hard Hat Award (Game #5, @ Detroit)

Stillers LB Jamie Harrison is the winner of the weekly Hard Hat Award, given to the Stiller player who best embodies the iron-tough, hard-as-steel attitude of the steel workers inside the blast furnace of a still mill.


Harrison, who has been a terror all season long, once again led by example with a ravaging effort in the win over Detroit. 


The man never stopped hustling, hunting, and hitting.   He tied with a team high 7 solos, and was wreaking havoc all game long.  In fact, he forced a fumble on the first Lion play of the game, beating the TE, Heller, off the edge and then stripping the QB.  Later in the 1Q, Harrison delivered a punishing but totally clean, legal, �clean up� hit on WR Calvin Johnson after a 0-step hitch.  The hit essentially knocked Johnson out of the game and he never returned.  This impressed The Committee immensely, as this was a play in which Ike Taylor had made 95% of the stop, but Harrison, with no let-up, cleaned up Johnson to ensure he didn�t escape with extra RAC yardage.  Later in the 1Q, Harrison forced an IG flag, and in the 2Q he showed good speed on 3d & 8 to haul down Ballpepper for the sack.  In the 3Q, Harrison over-powered Backus, the LT, and then mauled the QB for a sack. 


Others receiving consideration from The Committee were Hines Ward, Heath Miller, Will Gay, Pat Bailey, and Mewelde Moore.  


Kudos to Harrison for winning the Hard Hat Award.  Wear the Hard Hat proudly, Jamie!  



Previous 2009 Hard Hat Winners:


Game #1, vs. Tenn.:  Jamie Harrison and Keyaron Fox

Game #2, @ Chicago:  No one

Game #3, @ Cinci: Mike Wallace  (honorable mention to Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric)

Game #4, vs. San Diego: Rashard Mendenhall and Chris Kemoeatu





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