Sherrard Harrington

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Sherrard Harrington
Born Sherrard Harrington
(1992-06-11) June 11, 1992 (age 28)[1]
Washington, D.C.
Residence New York, NY
Alma mater University of Colorado Template:Small
Occupation American football player, entrepreneur, investor
Known for american football and venture capitalism
Relatives Don Hursey (a former defensive back at Texas Tech), (first cousin)[1]
Website
www.sherrardharrington.com

Sherrard Harrington (born June 11, 1992) is a former American football defensive back[2][3], a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He played in high school at H.D. Woodson High School. Harrington played college football for Colorado Buffaloes at University of Colorado, Boulder but was "redshirted" after a hip fracture during 2011 fall season as a freshman.[4][5] In 2013, Harrington co-founded Marvel Capital Group, an investment asset management company, specializing in student housing real estate projects.[6]Harrington's focus areas of investment are e-sports, consumer products, real estate & distributed ledger companies. Currently, he is the founder of Global X and partner at Catamount Properties.[7]

Early life and education

Sherrard Harrington was born into an African-American family in Northeast Washington, DC, the son of Lilly and Thomas Evans. According to the football player's biography, he "grew up in a rough and socially disadvantaged neighborhood with extensive violence history".[8] Harrington graduated from H.D. Woodson High School, at which he was a cornerback on the Warriors football team. As a standout defensive back in high school, Sherrard Harrington received 15 scholarship offers to play Division I college football but he chose University of Colorado at Boulder. He was the first prep performer from the Washington D.C. area to sign with the University of Colorado since 1993.[8][9]He graduated from University of Colorado with a bachelor degree in marketing in 2013.[10]

Sports career

HD Woodson High School

As a senior, he earned SuperPrep All-Mid-Atlantic honors, as the publication ranked him as the No. 36 player in the region and the seventh best cornerback and 11th best overall player from the Washington D.C. area (#2 ranked CB in DC). He was also selected as a first-team Pigskin All-Metro team member at cornerback and was the first-team All-Metro Return Specialist of the Year. ESPN ranked him as the No. 40 cornerback in the nation and the No. 7 player from Washington D.C. and was the second cornerback on that list.[11] As a senior, he was in on 55 tackles, five for losses including two quarterback sacks. He had three interceptions, returning two

for touchdowns, and 13 passes broken up. He averaged around 20 yards per punt return, including two for touchdowns, one that covered 93 yards. As a junior, he had 30 tackles and 16 pass break-ups with four interceptions, three returned for scores. On offense as a wide receiver, he had 19 receptions for 305 yards and six touchdowns and he returned punts on special teams. His sophomore season, playing primarily on offense, he had 22 receptions for 408 yards and two touchdowns. His top and most memorable game came his senior year: in a 44-12 win over Dunbar for the city championship, he was in on 10 tackles, two for losses with one sack, and had two pass break-ups and what he termed three "monster hits." In a 33-18 loss at Glen Mills in Pennsylvania, he had 12 tackles, one for a loss, and had two pass break-ups in the game where he returned the punt 93 yards for a TD. His best offensive game came his junior year in a 39-7 win over Roosevelt when he caught five passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Under coach Greg Fuller, Howard D. Woodson compiled a 29-10 record his three years there (10-3 as a senior, 9-4 as a junior, 10-3 as a sophomore) and won the Washington D.C. City Championship all three years.[1]

University of Colorado at Boulder

Harrington attended University of Colorado at Boulder, where he received a scholarship in 2010. He was a defensive back of the 2011 Colorado Buffaloes football team which represented the University of Colorado at Boulder in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Harrington suffered a hip and pelvis injury in the summer of 2011 and was redshirted for the fall season of 2011. He never fully recovered from the injuries.[4] [12] In spite of the major setback in sports, Harrington was instrumental in recruiting more players from his Washington D.C. high school, such as Ken Crawley, John Walker and De’Jon Wilson.[4][13][14][15][16]

Business career

In 2013, Harrington co-founded his first company, Marvel Capital Group, after a career-ending football injury at Colorado. With an initial investment from a private equity investor, Harrington acquired student housing properties in Boulder, Colorado. Marvel was acquired during Harrington's senior year at CU Boulder.[5][17] In 2015, he co-founded his next startup, Fanzee, Inc., an influencer marketing software for enterprise B2C & B2B companies. The company raised capital from prominent angel investors and VC's such as Jason Robins from Draftkings, Tim Enwall (MistyRobotics), Angus T. Jones and Spencer Dinwiddie . During his time at Fanzee, he also served on the board for Tonite Entertainment, a multimedia and event production company.[18][19][20]

Harrington's most recent enterprise has been Global X with the main investment focus on Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Software, eSports, Internet and Machine Learning.[21]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 “Colorado Buffaloes official website”
  2. [https://www.ralphiereport.com/2011/1/15/19371 32/buffaloes-receive-commitments-from-qb-stevie-dorman-and-cb-sherrard “Ralphie Report:"Buffaloes Receive Commitments From QB Stevie Dorman and CB Sherrard Harrington”]
  3. “Colorado Rivals:"QA with Sherrard Harrington”
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 “Daily Camera:"Football: CU Buffs’ Harrington working his way back (August 13, 2012)”
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kensler, Tom (April 14, 2012). "For CU Buffaloes’ defense, plenty of opportunity remains". The Denver Post. https://www.denverpost.com/2012/04/14/for-cu-buffaloes-defense-plenty-of-opportunity-remains/. Retrieved 8 November 2019. 
  6. Vuong, Andy (July 19, 2013). "Former CU cornerback and current student moves from field to boardroom". The Denver Post. https://www.denverpost.com/2013/07/19/former-cu-cornerback-and-current-student-moves-from-field-to-boardroom/. Retrieved 8 November 2019. 
  7. “Catamount Properties:"Sherrard Harrington”
  8. 8.0 8.1 Erickson, Joel (December 30, 2017). "Final piece to the puzzle: Ken Crawley has overcome adversity to solidify Saints' cornerback position". Nola. https://www.nola.com/sports/saints/article_20f822f7-a90b-578a-a8fc-cb324e19d1d6.html. Retrieved 8 November 2019. 
  9. “Colorado Buffaloes archives: Signing day (p.6) ”
  10. “University of Colorado at Boulder:"Sherrard Harrington”
  11. “ESPN:"Sherrard Harrington's profile”
  12. “RalphieReport:"Colorado Buffaloes Roster Breakdown: Cornerback”
  13. “CBS Sports:"Pac-12 Notebook: Conference networks launch will transform underpublicized league”
  14. “Bonesville:"Tucker, Jackson bring Woodson pedigree to ECU”
  15. Wagner, James (February 1, 2012). "Colorado football signing day 2012: Kenneth Crawley, John Walker, DeJon Wilson head to Boulder". The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/recruiting-insider/post/colorado-football-signing-day-2012-kenneth-crawley-john-walker-dejon-wilson-head-to-boulder/2012/01/26/gIQA72RnhQ_blog.html. Retrieved 9 November 2019. 
  16. “Bleach Report:"Colorado Football: Why Buffs Are Still Chasing 2011 Wide Receiver Recruits”
  17. “Crunchbase:"Marvel Capital Group”
  18. “Crunchbase:"Fanzee, Inc.”
  19. Martin, Paley (July 25, 2016). "Diddy's Son and Former 'Two and a Half Men' Star Angus T. Jones Are Joining Forces". Billboard. https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/7439086/justin-combs-angus-t-jones-entertainment-company-tonite. Retrieved 9 November 2019. 
  20. “Fanzee - company's profile”
  21. “Global XVentures Overview”

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