Harrell gracious despite awards’ snubs

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Yes Virginia, there is a Graham Harrell.

Gather enough All-American football players together in the same resort complex, and things are bound to get surreal. Take Thursday night, for instance. As the clock neared midnight, Texas Tech quarterback Harrell sat at a table in the ESPN Zone at the Walt Disney Boardwalk eating a late dinner with his family and Texas quarterback Colt McCoy. A Texas Tech fan and his young son approached the table and said hello. Suddenly, the kid was sitting on Harrell’s knee. That’s right, boys and girls, the guy who finished second in the NCAA in passing yardage and third in touchdown passes was being treated like a mall Santa.

It’s anybody’s guess how the conversation went.

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12/12/08