As you’re probably well aware of, many professional athletes are posting videos where they have a bucket of ice water on their head to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
But James Harrison is one of the toughest NFL players of the past decade, so dumping a bucket of water on his head doesn’t exactly constitute as a challenge.
That’s why Harrison switched things up for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and decided to sit an ice bath for an extended period of time instead.
It’s a cool thing to do for Harrison to raise awareness and create a unique video, as the standard Ice Bucket Challenge videos are all basically the same thing. It’s also incredibly impressive, but again, this is Harrison we’re talking about and the fact that he can pull this off is not surprising to us.
Harrison is currently an NFL free agent. He played for the Cincinnati Bengals last season, racking up 30 tackles in 15 games. He’s been named to five pro bowls and was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 when he posted 101 tackles, 16 sacks and seven forced fumbles.