William Percival Harvin III is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Florida, when the Gators won the BCS National Championship in 2006 and 2008. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Harvin also played for the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. He won Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seahawks in 2013.
About Percy Harvin in brief
William Percival Harvin III is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Florida, when the Gators won the BCS National Championship in 2006 and 2008. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Harvin also played for the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. He won Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seahawks in 2013 over the Denver Broncos. He is the son of William Harvin, Jr. and wife Linda, and has an older sister, Lintera. He attended and played football for Landstown High School in Virginia Beach, where his team won the high school state championship in 2004. In 2000 at the age of 12, he was a member of the National Champion 4 × 100 m relay team in the Midget Group Group. He became the first athlete since 1936 to win five gold medals at the state track meet. He also won the 2005 Virginia Class AAA title in the indoor long jump with a leap of 14 meters, 15 meters, and a triple leap of 15 meters in a triple jump of 14, 50, and 50 meters in the Class AAA Class AAA indoor state meet. In 2006, Harvin was ranked number one overall by Rivals. com and the number two receiver by Scout. com. He scored 77 career touchdowns, accounted for more points than any player in South Hampton Roads history, and led his high school team to three consecutive Group AAA Division 6 state football championship games. Despite his accomplishments, he served a one-game suspension early in his junior football season for unsportsmanlike conduct.
As a senior he was suspended for the final two regular-season games after making contact with an official and using inappropriate language during a game against First Colonial High School. In basketball, he and a Green Run High School player were involved in a scuffle that prompted referees to stop the game with time remaining on the clock. Despite several earlier statements that he would attend Florida State University, on December 19, 2005 Harvin committed to the University of Florida. On December 20, 2005, he announced his decision to sign with Florida State over Florida State, University of Miami, and University of Southern, Southern, Florida. He has been married to his wife, Linda, since 2007. They have two children, a son, William, and an daughter, LIntera. They live in Chesapeake, Virginia, with his mother and sister, and he has two step-siblings, a brother and a sister-in-law, both of whom he has also played high school football and basketball for. His mother ran a daycare out of their home as Harvin helped with the children. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Virginia, where he works as a teacher and runs a day care out of his mother’s home. He recently moved to Virginia Beach to be closer to his sister, who also runs track and has also coached an AAU track team. He plans to study business at Virginia Beach.