Harvey's Own in Pro Sports

For a city its size, Harvey, Illinois churns out quite a few professional athletes. If any indication is from its previous and current stars, the City of Harvey can look forward to more of its own heading into professional sports in the future.

The following athletes have played or currently play in professional sports:

Major League Baseball (MLB)

Lou Boudreau
• Cleveland Indians, 1938-50
• Boston Red Sox, 1951-52
• Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

National Football League (NFL)

Barry Gardner
• Cleveland Browns, 2003-present
• Philadelphia Eagles, 1999-2002

Jack Golden
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-present
• New York Giants, 2000-01

ImageNapolean Harris
• Minnesota Vikings, 2005-present
• Oakland Raiders, 2002-2004


Jermaine Hampton
• Indianapolis Colts, 2001

Lamar McGriggs
• CFL, 1996-present
• Minnesota Vikings, 1993-94
• New York Giants, 1991-1992

Antwaan Randle El
• Pittsburgh Steelers, 2002-present

Tai Streets
• San Francisco 49ers, 1999-present

Sammy Williams
• San Diego Charges, 2002-present
• Baltimore Ravens, 1999-2001

National Basketball Association (NBA)

Jim Ard
• Chicago Bulls, 1977-78
• Boston Celtics, 1974-77
• Memphis Pros, 1973-74 (ABA)
• New York Nets, 1971-73 (ABA)

Melvin Ely
• Charlotte Bobcats, 2004-present
• Los Angeles Clippers, 2002-2004

Rod Higgins
• Golden State Warriors, 1994-95
• Cleveland Cavaliers, 1993-94
• Sacramento Kings, 1992-93
• Golden State, 1986-1992
• Seattle Supersonics, 1985-86
• Chicago Bulls, 1982-85

U.S. National Team

T. C. Dantzler
• #1 US Greco-Roman Wrestler, 2003
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