Atlanta Falcons scout Bob Harrison has been named the NFC's Scout of the Year by the Fritz Pollard Alliance, Yahoo Sports announced Monday.
Harrison is in his 14th year as a Falcons scout but also served in a previous coaching role in Atlanta. Harrison was the Falcons' receivers coach from 1983-86 while coaching two years with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1992-93) and three years with the University of Georgia (1988-91).
He was the receivers coach at Boston College from 1994-96 and also had coaching stopovers at North Carolina State for two years and Tennessee for seven years. As a player, Harrison was an All-MAC receiver at Kent State. His coaching experience spanned 33 years in college, the NFL and at the high school level. Bob concentrates on the Atlantic coast part of the country in his scouting duties.
According to the Fritz Pollard Alliance website, the organization was created "for the purposes of promoting diversity and equality of job opportunity in the coaching, front office and scouting staffs of National Football League teams"