Two Indianapolis Colts legends, Marvin Harrison and Tony Dungy, were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016 yesterday, but Harrison wasn't in attendance when the group was introduced at the NFL Honors show. Later, at a press conference with the Class of 2016, Harrison was called on the phone and initially didn't realize who it was until Colts owner Jim Irsay managed to talk with him and get an answer out of him.
Though Harrison wasn't a part of the festivities on Saturday night, however, the Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder reports that the Hall of Fame will fly Harrison in so that he can be at Super Bowl 50 and be recognized then.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2016 will be honored during tonight's Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, and it sounds like Harrison will be there. Not only will he be able to be a part of the Hall of Fame recognition and be with that group, but he also will be able to watch his former teammate Peyton Manning try to win his second Super Bowl.
Harrison was on the team with which Manning won his first title, as the Colts won Super Bowl XLI to finish the 2006 season. Manning to Harrison became the greatest and most prolific quarterback/wide receiver duo in league history, and the two of them put up incredible numbers and made countless incredible plays. It's very cool and fitting for Harrison to be able to be at the Super Bowl - as a recent Hall of Fame selection - to watch Manning play in his fourth Super Bowl and try to win his second.
UPDATE: Yeah, he's there.
CBS just showed Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison chatting with former teammate Peyton Manning before Super Bowl 50. pic.twitter.com/YNLYPDNNVl— Josh Wilson (@JoshWilsonSB) February 7, 2016