Percy Harvin Is Florida Wide Receiver

April 22, 2009

Meet Percy Harvin, an American college football player who plays as a wide receiver for the Florida Gators of the University of Florida. See photos, video and a biography of Percy Harvin here.

Harvin was tested positive for marijuana at the NFL’s Scouting Combine in February. A report by Fox Sports claimed that the dynamic college football player defaulted in his tests along with former North Carolina wide receiver Brandon Tate.

Harvin is projected to a first round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

“Obviously, he’s falling to the point where he could have been a late first-round pick a couple of weeks ago,” ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. was quoted as saying on the Web site of the Tampa Tribune. “I had him going to Tennessee with the 30th pick. At one point I had him going to the Jets at 17.”

As a biography, Percy Harvin was born on May 28, 1988 in Virginia Beach, Virginia so his age is 20. He attended Landstown High School and was the National Junior Player of the Year in 2005. He was ranked number one overall receiver by the and was an amazing athlete, participating in the Track & Field and basketball competitions. He also took part in the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Harvin started his college career for the University of Florida in September 2006 against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. He had a good Freshman season and was the starting receiver for the Gators in the 2007 season. He finished the season with 858 yards on 59 receptions for 4 touchdowns.

Percy had suffered injuries throughout his college career and he decided to switch to NFL in January this year. He was voted to the first team All-American by Sporting News this year. Harvin is the only player in the college history to rush for 100 yards and receive for 100 yards in the same game.

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