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Damian Harrell     

WR
Born: September 1, 1975
Hometown: Miami, FL
6' 3", 180
College: Florida State

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Hall of Fame Opens Doors to Four in 2014
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
The hallowed doors of the Arena Football League Hall of Fame have opened their doors once again for the 2014 class. Four new members have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Andre Bowden, Damian Harrell, Kyle Moore-Brown, and Omarr Smith are the four newest members of AFL immortality.

Arena Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Announced
AFL Press Release
CHICAGO – During the National Conference Championship Game on ESPN2, AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz announced the Arena Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The group, consisting of four players, will forever be enshrined in Arena Football League history.

AFL Announces 2014 Arena Football Hall of Fame Finalists
AFL Press Release
After tallying the nominations put forth by the Arena Football Hall of Fame Advisory Board and AFL fans, the Arena Football League has named ten finalists for the Arena Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

Top 25 players in AFL history: #10 Damian Harrell
AFL Press Release
Continuing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Players in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced its selection for the 10th Greatest Player in AFL History: Damian Harrell.

Reserve QB riddles Milwaukee
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Mustangs use three straight turnovers to crush Storm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Force QB expected to play tonight
Gwinnettdailypost.com

Early hole proves to be too deep
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Burns finishes season well for Milwaukee Iron
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rush falls in playoffs
Chicago Daily Herald

Defense key in victory
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 16
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Seven of the eight playoff teams have been decided as well as two division titles. Three total teams clinched playoff berths, while two were eliminated. Jacksonville and Tampa Bay swapped places despite losing AFL all-time leading passer Aaron Garcia and Spokane's road until ArenaBowl XXIII will be at home. This and my top offensive player of the year await you in the Week 16 edition of Breaking it Down.

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week Five
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
After three ten-point games on Friday, Week Five blessed us with four exciting contests on Saturday night that all came down to the final minute of play. Three previously winless teams earned their first victories and Milwaukee suffered its first loss of the year. Home teams still keep on winning, as does Tim Marcum. This and more AFL information than anywhere else await you in this week's edition of Breaking it Down.

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week Four
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Week Four of the AFL season was the shortest in two decades and all four home teams won. Chicago and Milwaukee are the last unbeaten teams while Iowa won its first AFL game in almost a decade. This and much more are just a click away in your weekly addiction known to the kids on the street as Breaking it Down. Don’t worry; I’ve got your fix. Just click here..,

Iron weather the Storm and remain perfect
Milwaukee Iron Press Release
The Milwaukee Iron claimed their third victory of the season as they held off the Tampa Bay Storm at the Bradley Center, and rolled to a 72-61 victory.

IRON will Harrell-d in new era
Examiner.com

Iron add another four to roster
Milwaukee Iron Press Release
Highlighting the group is the AFL All-Time touchdown reception leader Damian Harrell. In addition, the Iron have added wide receiver/defensive backs Roger Brown and Thomas Flowers as well as lineman Johnny Jackson.

Hard work really just beginning for Rush
Chicago Sun-Times
Wide receiver Donovan Morgan became the first Rush player to win the Arena Football League's Rookie of the Year award Thursday, but he's not celebrating yet.

Harrell, Jackson and Roe continue postseason assaults in divisional round
AFL Press Release
Chicago Rush WR DAMIAN HARRELL, Philadelphia Soul WR CHRIS JACKSON and San Jose SaberCats WR/DB JAMES ROE can continue their aerial assaults on postseason receiving records in the Divisional Round this weekend.

Hohensee puts team in minicamp mode
Chicago Sun-Times
Just before the Arena Football League playoffs kick off tonight with the Dallas Desperados (12-4) hosting the New York Dragons (8-8), the Rush will be finishing its second bye-week practice.

Robinson, Alfonzo and Harrell voted to AFL All-Arena teams
Chicago Rush Press Release
After finishing the 2008 regular season with an 11-5 record and a Central Division title, the Chicago Rush placed three players on the AFL’s All-Arena teams, the league announced today.

Rush clinches homefield advantage
Chicago Daily Herald
Using one of its best offensive performances of the year, the Chicago Rush clinched homefield advantage throughout the Arena League playoffs with a 75-63 win over the Dallas Desperados at the Allstate Arena on Sunday.

Rush Finally Clinch Top Seed
The National Sports Review
Despite injuries, questionable focus and even problems finding a kicker, the Chicago Rush clinched the one seed in the American Conference for the first time in their eightyear history after defeating the Dallas Desperados 75-63.

Chicago's Harrell and Philadelphia's Jackson can continue assault on receiving records Sunday
AFL Press Release
Chicago Rush WR DAMIAN HARRELL and Philadelphia Soul WR CHRIS JACKSON can continue their assault on AFL all-time receiving records in the final two games of the regular-season on Sunday with home-field advantage throughout the playoffs on the line for both teams in their respective conferences.

Rush Continue To Struggle
The National Sports Review
The Chicago Rush continued to falter with yet another loss, this time to the Georgia Force 50-47. It forces the Rush to try and clinch homefield advantage for the third straight week in the season finale at home against Dallas this Sunday.

Blaze: Easy as 1, 2, 3
Salt Lake Tribune
Conventional wisdom would suggest that the last team in the Arena Football League that the Utah Blaze want to play right now is the Chicago Rush. The 2006 ArenaBowl champions are 9-2, have won five straight games and are coming off Monday night's 72-28 thrashing of the Los Angeles Avengers on national television.

Rush Clinch Division
The National Sports Review
The Chicago Rush accomplished a great deal in their 72-28 victory over the Los Angeles Avengers. They clinched the Central Division with five weeks to go, clinched a bye and home playoff game, set three team records, broke out new uniforms which they should consider never taking off and proved that the best team in the Arena Football League may be in the American Conference.

Jackson shines as Soul rebound
Cherry Hill Courier Post
It was a big night for Soul wide receiver Chris Jackson, who advanced further up the Arena Football League career ladder for touchdown receptions and overall receptions, while helping his team break a two-game losing streak.

Loss doesn't change postseason goal for the Soul
Cherry Hill Courier Post
"You're always thinking in the back of your mind that maybe we can do it," Soul coach Bret Munsey said of his thoughts about a perfect season leading into the Cleveland game. "But at the same time, you realize it's a pretty tough thing to do."

Blaze: Winning jogs team's memory
Salt Lake Tribune
Having won last week for the first time all season, the Utah Blaze (1-9) spent this week working on their short-term memory as they prepared to host the 4-5 Colorado Crush at EnergySolutions tonight (7 p.m., KJZZ).

Arena League: Rush beat Crush
Chicago Tribune
It was somewhat fitting that Rush receiver Damian Harrell's continued march up the all-time lists in the Arena Football League took a detour through Colorado.

Rush surge too much to bear for Crush
Rocky Mountain News
There are no exhibition games in the Arena Football League but Friday night's game between the Colorado Crush and Chicago Rush sure looked like one.

Show of hands: Ex-Crush receiver Harrell tops
Rocky Mountain News
John Elway has seen many wide receivers in his career as a quarterback with the Broncos and the Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Crush.

Homecoming for former Crush star
Denver Post
Damian Harrell wonders how fans at the Pepsi Center will respond Friday night when he comes in as a member of the visiting Chicago Rush.

Soul still undefeated but Graziani aggravates injury
Philadelphia Daily News
The Soul kept its undefeated record intact with a 76-55 win over the Columbus Destroyers at Nationwide Arena last night in the Arena Football League.

Rush come from behind to beat Grand Rapids
Chicago Tribune
The Rush may have had more artful performances this season, but no one's about to complain after Sunday's 55-52 Arena Football League victory over Grand Rapids left it with six wins at the season's halfway mark. That equals the franchise's second-best start.

An All Around Black Eye
The National Sports Review
The best thing that can be said about the Chicago Rush and Kansas City Brigade game as far as Rush fans are concerned is that the Rush won. Much like the mafia, don’t ask how it was done. Just know the final score was 49-42 Rush and quickly move on.

Defense holds down Arizona as Rush improves to 4-1
Chicago Tribune
Less than a week after coach Mike Hohensee complained about missed assignments in a big victory over Colorado, the defense bottled up visiting Arizona much of the way to a 59-35 Arena Football League victory at Allstate Arena.

Bonner leads Rush in rout of Rattlers
Arizona Republic
Sherdrick Bonner threw five touchdown passes to help the Chicago Rush beat the Arizona Rattlers 59-35 on Friday night in the Arena Football League.

AFL QB has rooting interest in 'American Idol'
MLive.com
Colorado Crush quarterback John Dutton has a special rooting interest in the outcome of the seventh season of Fox's "American Idol" series.

Rush QB Bonner eager to face former team
Chicago Daily Herald
The Rush reunion tour continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday when the Arizona Rattlers pay a visit to Allstate Arena.

Rush QB faces his former team
Chicago Daily Herald
Now, it's quarterback Sherdrick Bonner's turn to face his old teammates from Arizona (2-2). Prior to signing with the Rush in the off-season, Bonner played his first 14 years in the league with the Rattlers.

Rush Continue To Roll
Chicago Sports Review
After a little history, a poor defensive half, two blocked kicks, and the discovering of a new star receiver, the Chicago Rush improved their record to 3-1 with a 70-35 victory over the Colorado Crush.

Harrell Sets AFL TD Record; Rush Dominate Crush 70-35
Bleacher Report
Receiver Damian Harrell made Arena Football League History on Saturday night against his former team the Colorado Crush, whom he had played for the last five seasons.

Rush's Harrell sets Arena TD reception mark in victory over Crush
Chicago Tribune
Damian Harrell wasn't thinking about records on Saturday, he was more worried about facing former Colorado teammates he played with for five seasons.

Arena League star satisfied with that
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Damian Harrell, soon to be the Arena League's all-time leading receiver, once had NFL aspirations, but no longer.

Chicago's Harrell looks to break receiving touchdowns record against former team
AFL Press Release
Harrell needs two receiving touchdowns to pass EDDIE BROWN (303) for the all-time lead with 304 career. Now in his 10th AFL season, Harrell spent the previous five seasons (2003-07) with Colorado before signing with Chicago this past offseason.

Breaking it down - 2008 Week Three
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
With Week Three of the 2008 Arena Football League season in the books, here are some breakdowns of this past week’s AFL action based on interesting statistical and historical notes, weekly leaders and other things from each game.

Michna leads Rush past Rampage, 64-35
WJZ
Russ Michna threw five touchdown passes two to Damian Harrell to help the Chicago Rush rout the Grand Rapids Rampage 64-35 on Friday night in the Arena Football League.

Soul score eight touchdowns in victory over Chicago Rush
Philadelphia Daily News
With Chicago defenders bearing down during the second quarter of yesterday's Arena Football League game against the Rush, the last thing Soul veteran Mike Brown was expecting was a 54-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Brown too much for Rush
Chicago Daily Herald
The Philadelphia Soul's Mike Brown estimated he ran about 75 yards during his second-quarter, 54-yard kickoff return for a touchdown Sunday against the Chicago Rush.

Soul offense off to fast start
Cherry Hill Courier Post
To the casual observer, it seemed the Soul offense was pretty close to perfect last week. The unit scored on all 10 possessions and Mike Brown added a kickoff return for a score in a 77-56 rout of the Orlando Predators in the Soul's Arena Football League season opener.

Chicago Cages Champs
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Four of the San Jose SaberCats’ five turnovers came in the second half that turned a one-possession game into a 70-47 blowout by the Chicago Rush Monday night. The loss ended the third longest overall winning streak in league history (13) which included capturing ArenaBowl XXI last July.

Newcomers deliver eye-opening victory for Rush
Chicago Tribune
So much for concerns that the revamped Rush offense might get off to a sluggish start.

Defensive excellence helps Rush win opener
Chicago Daily Herald
Last year, the Rush defense set a franchise record by forcing 44 turnovers. After the way the defense performed Monday in the season opener against the San Jose SaberCats, that mark might be in serious jeopardy.

Rush Ready to Kick-Off 2008 Season
Chicagoist
The Chicago Rush will kick off their eighth season in the Arena Football League with a primetime Monday Night Football match-up with the San Jose Sabercats.

San Jose SaberCats-Chicago Rush Preview
Bleacher Report
The defending Arena Football Champion San Jose SaberCats open their season with hopes of defending their title against the Chicago Rush at the Allstate Arena.

Rush revival
Southtown Star
Knowing that cohesion is essential to winning championships, Rush president Mike Polisky and coach Mike Hohensee didn't want to radically revise their offense from last season.

Week 1 Power Poll Rankings
Bleacher Report
Here is the first power rankings going into week 1 of the Arena Football season.

New season, new look
Rocky Mountain News
The Crush roster will have a new look this season, but coach Mike Dailey prefers to focus on the players he has instead of the ones who got away.

Nelson hopes to fill major void
Rocky Mountain News
Ben Nelson is looking forward to the burdens - and opportunities - that might come his way this season.

Salary cap constraints force Crush to lose star
Denver Post
Within the financial juggling to expand its roster closer to the Arena Football League maximum of 24, the Colorado Crush couldn't find room to retain Damian Harrell, the league's offensive player of the year in 2005 and 2006.

Rush signs AFL heavyweights Harrell, Bonner
Chicago Sun-Times
Colorado Crush free-agent receiver Damian Harrell and Arizona Rattlers free-agent quarterback Shedrick Bonner signed contracts with the Rush, according to sources.

Rush signs two of AFL's all-time greats
Chicago Rush Press Release
The Chicago Rush announced today it has signed two of the greatest players in Arena Football League history – quarterback Sherdrick (pronounced Cedric) Bonner and wide receiver Damian Harrell– thus kicking off the AFL’s free-agent signing period with a ba

Random YouTube Magic: Damian Harrell Has the Best Hands
AOL SPORTS
AOL SPORTS, NY - 14 minutes agoThis clip is from the 2006 Arena League season, and Harrell would end the year with his second consecutive Offensive Player of the Year award. ...