James Harrison was a Steelers legend long before he decided not to retire at the end of the 2015 season and announced he would return for another year in 2016.READ MORE: 'Extraordinary People': Flight 93 Families Open Nominations For New Heroism Award
It’s a good thing he did, because now Harrison has cemented his Steelers legacy even further.
Early in the third quarter of the Steelers’ matchup with the division-rival Browns, Harrison recorded a sack of Browns quarterback Cody Kessler — his 77.5th sack with the team — to pass Jason Gildon for the most sacks in team history.
Last week in the team’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, Harrison thought that he tied Gildon’s record with a combined sack of Dak Prescott with Stephon Tuitt, but only Tuitt got credit for the sack.
“Hey, that’s the way they saw it,” Harrison told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “That’s just the way it is. You move on and go to the next week. They sent it in for review and they gave it to Tuitt. It is what it is.”
Luckily, Harrison only had to wait one more week to claim the record he believed was rightfully his.READ MORE: NASA Rocket Launch Should Be Visible Along East Coast Monday Night
Ironically enough, the first sack of Harrison’s 13-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers came against the Browns as well.
That one came against Jeff Garcia back in 2004.MORE NEWS: Mother Pleads For Answers In 21-Year-Old Son's Unsolved 2019 Murder
Here’s to many, many more for Harrison this year and beyond.