Steelers top 30 moments in franchise history

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Deebo takes out a Browns fan

Sep 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison (92) gestures as he takes the field against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field. Carolina won 23-6. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

In the spirit of “no one messes with us” another great moment in Steelers history belongs to another linebacker. James Harrison is another Kent State linebacker that has become a Pittsburgh legend. The Steelers picked Harrison up undrafted in 2002 but it wasn’t until 2004 till he made the 53-man roster.

Harrison spent some time on the Steelers’ practice squad before being released, signed by the Ravens of all teams, sent to the NFL Europe and then cut. In 2005 Harrison was still making a name for himself on special teams when the team traveled to Cleveland for a Christmas Eve game.

A drunken Browns fan ran out onto the field during the Steelers 41-0 rout of the Browns only to be completely leveled by James Harrison. Harrison knocked the fan to the ground and held him there until the authorities arrived to take the idiot away.

Harrison said he was protecting his teammates as the fan appeared to be running towards the Steelers’ bench.

"“We didn’t know if he had anything on him or if he might do something. I was protecting my teammates. I didn’t want to hurt him. I just wanted to keep him down until the proper authorities came.” – James Harrison"

Harrison would go on to level so many more football players but we’ll always remember that Browns fan that started it all off.

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