71 Facts About Percy Harvin


William Percival Harvin III was born on May 28,1988 and is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League.


Percy Harvin played college football for the Florida Gators, who won the BCS National Championship in 2006 and 2008.


Percy Harvin was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft.


Percy Harvin played for the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.


Percy Harvin was named the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2009 and won Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seahawks in 2013 over the Denver Broncos.


Percy Harvin attended and played football for Landstown High School in Virginia Beach, where his team won the high school state championship in 2004.


Percy Harvin's mother ran track at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach and later coached an AAU track team.


At Landstown High School in Virginia Beach, Percy Harvin was noted for his speed and ability to make people miss in the open field.


Percy Harvin served a one-game suspension early in his junior football season for unsportsmanlike conduct.


Percy Harvin was a standout track athlete at the Landstown High School.


Percy Harvin won the 2004 state title in long jump as a sophomore with a leap of 7.14 meters.


Percy Harvin's loss, after becoming the first athlete to win five state track titles in the same meet during his junior year, was a huge blow to his high school track team.


Percy Harvin accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played on coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football team from 2006 to 2008.


Percy Harvin had an immediate and dramatic impact for the Gators as a freshman in 2006, and was a key offensive player during the Gators' national championship season in 2008.


Percy Harvin made his collegiate debut for the Florida Gators on September 2,2006 against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.


Percy Harvin was a dual threat, lining up at both running back and wide receiver.


Percy Harvin caught three passes for 33 yards and carried the ball four times for a team-leading 58 yards.


Percy Harvin caught four passes for 99 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown pass.


Percy Harvin returned to the lineup for the Auburn game and continued his sporadic freshman year performance, rushing for a 42-yard touchdown against rival Florida State.


However, Percy Harvin suffered a neck sprain in the game and was taken off the field on a stretcher.


Percy Harvin returned the next week for the SEC Championship Game against Arkansas, by catching five passes for 62 yards and a touchdown.


Percy Harvin ran six times for a team high 105 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown run.


Percy Harvin finished off his freshman season with a win in the BCS National Championship Game against the Ohio State Buckeyes.


Percy Harvin entered the 2007 season as the starting receiver for the Gators.


The next game, a blowout victory over Tennessee, Percy Harvin contributed greatly with 120 yards on 4 receptions and 75 rushing yards with a touchdown.


Percy Harvin put up monster numbers as he had 9 receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown, rushing for 165 yards and a score.


Percy Harvin finished the season with 858 yards on 59 receptions for 4 touchdowns.


Percy Harvin totaled 764 yards on 83 rushes for 6 touchdowns for a total of 1,622 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns, becoming the first receiver in University of Florida history to have over 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in his career.


Percy Harvin earned All-SEC first team honors as an all-purpose player, while earning second team honors as a receiver.


Percy Harvin was named to the preseason All-American list and the Heisman Trophy contenders list in March 2008.


However, Percy Harvin continued to line up as a receiver for the Gators on a part-time basis.


Percy Harvin made his season debut in the much anticipated game against Miami, seeing limited action he amassed 39 total yards on one reception and five carries, scoring a rushing touchdown.


Percy Harvin appeared to have suffered a high ankle sprain from a tackle and hobbled off the field, and did not return.


Urban Meyer stated the day after the game that Percy Harvin had suffered a hairline fracture in his lower right leg in addition to the high ankle sprain.


On January 15,2009, Percy Harvin announced he would forgo his remaining college eligibility and participate in the 2009 NFL Draft.


Percy Harvin finished his college career as one of the most prolific offensive threats in school history.


Percy Harvin averaged an astounding 9.5 yards per carry as a running back and averaged 11.6 yards overall.


Percy Harvin was the first player in University of Florida history to rush for 100 yards and have 100 yards receiving in the same game.


In February 2009, Percy Harvin tested positive for marijuana at the NFL Combine.


Percy Harvin caught his first touchdown pass September 13,2009 in the season opener against the Cleveland Browns, thrown by quarterback Brett Favre.


Percy Harvin ended his first career NFL game with a total of 36 yards receiving and 22 yards rushing.


On October 25,2009, Percy Harvin had an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Percy Harvin finished the regular season with 60 receptions and eight touchdowns, two on kickoff returns, and a rushing average of nine yards per carry.


On January 4, Percy Harvin was a late addition to the 2010 Pro Bowl roster as a kick returner.


Percy Harvin is the sixth Vikings player to win the award, joining Adrian Peterson, Randy Moss, Sammy White, Chuck Foreman and Paul Flatley.


Percy Harvin later declined the offer to play in the Pro Bowl.


Percy Harvin was released from the hospital the following day.


Vikings coach Brad Childress said Percy Harvin was dehydrated and had a virus.


Additionally, Percy Harvin did not participate in the 2009 NFL Rookie Symposium due to illness and missed the team's first three practices and first two days of training camp at Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Percy Harvin was discharged from the hospital the following day but remained on the sidelines in practice.


On September 11,2011 in the season opener against the San Diego Chargers, Percy Harvin returned a 103-yard game opening kick off for a touchdown, setting a Vikings franchise record of 4 career kick off return touchdowns.


On November 27,2011 in a Vikings game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta, Percy Harvin returned a kickoff for 104 yards, to the Falcons 3-yard line.


Percy Harvin led the Vikings with 87 receptions for the 2011 season.


Percy Harvin scored 6 touchdowns and was active for all 16 games for the first time in his NFL career.


On December 6,2012 Percy Harvin was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.


Percy Harvin's season ended with 62 receptions of 85 targets for 677 yards and 3 touchdowns.


Percy Harvin rushed for 96 yards on 22 attempts and 1 touchdown.


Percy Harvin returned 16 kickoffs for 574 yards with 1 touchdown.


Immediately after the Seahawks acquired Percy Harvin, they signed him to a new six-year, $67 million contract with $25.5 million guaranteed.


Percy Harvin selected the number 11 to wear with the Seahawks, as the number 12 is retired for the Seahawks fanbase "The 12th Man".


Percy Harvin was diagnosed with a slight labrum tear in his hip while training during the offseason.


Percy Harvin made his Seahawks debut during Week 11 against his old team, the Vikings, making 1 reception for 17 yards and a kick return for 58 yards.


Percy Harvin was ruled out for Week 15 after dealing with soreness in the same hip on which he had surgery.


Percy Harvin allegedly had locker room altercations with teammates during his tenure with Seattle; reported was that there were games where he sat himself down, refusing to go back on the field.


Percy Harvin was traded to the New York Jets on October 17,2014 for a conditional draft pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.


Percy Harvin was released on March 10,2015 after the team traded for Brandon Marshall.


On March 18,2015, Percy Harvin signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Buffalo Bills.


Percy Harvin's season ended with 19 catches on 30 targets for 218 yards and a touchdown with an additional 31 rushing yards on five attempts.


On November 1,2016, Percy Harvin signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills, coming out of retirement to re-join the team due to injuries to wideouts Sammy Watkins and Greg Salas.


On November 7,2016, Percy Harvin appeared in his first game of the season in a Monday Night Football game against his former team, the Seattle Seahawks.


On March 14,2017, Percy Harvin announced his retirement from the NFL for the second time in his career.