As an undrafted linebacker out of Kent State, James Harrison has had to work for everything on the football field.
It took nothing but hard work for Harrison to solidify his roster spot with the Pittsburgh Steelers and eventually be named a five-time Pro Bowler, 2008 Defensive Player of the Year and two-time Super Bowl champion.
Since the 37-year-old Steelers' star, heading into his 12th NFL season, has had to scratch and claw his way to where he is today, he wants to teach his two young sons that nothing is handed to you in life.
That's precisely why he made them return the participation awards they were given for recently completing former NFL quarterback Charlie Batch's camp. Harrison took to his Instagram account Sunday to explain why.
Harrison's social media followers seem to support his thinking and what he's trying to teach his children, as his Instagram post has garnered over 13,200 likes as of Monday afternoon.
Do you agree with Harrison's thinking?
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