Friday, June 19, 2009

Great Sports Name Hall of Fame Nominee - Harry Colon

Harry Colon is a man who should have made the first ballot of voting for the Great Sports Name Hall of Fame. I knew about him, he was on my list, I kept meaning to nominate him, but I kept forgetting. Better late than never, I suppose.

Born on Valentine's Day in 1969 (which in itself is a funny combination), Colon attended college at the University of Missouri. He then spent 6 years in the NFL, four with the Lions and one each with the Patriots and Jaguars. He was actually selected by the Jaguars in the expansion draft of 1995 but only lasted a year with them and was out of football all of 1996 before a swan song 8 games with Detroit in 1997, after which he retired due to a neck condition. He now lives in Houston, Texas and is Head Football Coach and Head of the Athletic Department at John H. Reagan High School.

The funny thing about Colon (besides his name)? He actually didn't appear too bad stats wise up until the Jaguars picked him. He started over 11 games in a season three times and averaged about 50 tackles, 2 interceptions and 2 fumbles forced as a starter. Not too shabby for a man whose name just brings to mind a massive need for Docusate. However, despite his 3 interceptions in 1995 standing as a Jaguar record for quite some time, Colon was not that solid of a starter, and so his NFL career did not last long. Which is a shame, because his name is hilarious.

To see the best sports names of all time, visit the Truly Great Names page.
To see some good sports names that were voted out, visit the Good Names page.
To see the current voting ballot, visit the Ballot page.

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