Marvin Harrison passed Art Monk for fifth on the all-time receptions list today. Harrison is a sure-fire Hall of Famer according to most observers, but we all once said that about Art Monk.
There are actually a lot of similarities between Harrison and Monk. Both went to Syracuse. Both are not afraid of going across the middle. Both are the go-to receivers when their teams need first downs. One of the big knocks on Monk is that his yards-per-catch are not very high, but Harrison actually has a lower yards-per-catch (13.3) than Monk (13.5).
Before there was Harrison, there was Monk. Both should be in the Hall of Fame.
Manning Breaks Unitas’s Record in Win
September 17, 2006
Harrison finished with seven receptions for 127 yards, his second straight 100-yard day, and passed Art Monk for fifth on the career receptions list. He now has 943 catches, two more than Monk’s career total.