Jackie Harris

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Jackie Harris
No. 80, 81, 88
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1968-01-04) January 4, 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Career information
College: Louisiana-Monroe
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
Debuted in 1990 for the Green Bay Packers
Last played in 2001 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 393
Receiving yards 4,410
Touchdowns 25
Stats at NFL.com

Jackie Bernard Harris (born January 4, 1968) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League. Harris played for four teams in his twelve-year NFL career which lasted from 1990-2001. Harris was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 1990 NFL Draft out of the University of Louisiana-Monroe. In 1999, the Titans made it to Super Bowl XXXIV in which Harris started, however they lost to the Kurt Warner-led St. Louis Rams.

After completing two years of a four-year contract to play for the Dallas Cowboys, Harris was released by the team in late February 2002 to "create salary cap room".[1] This effectively ended his NFL career.[1]

Outside football[edit]

In October 1996, Harris purchased KPBA (1270 AM), a Christian radio station operated by a local Baptist church.[2][3][4] By 1999, he would expand his media holdings to three radio stations, all playing a Christian radio format.[4][5]

In June 2001, Jackie Harris and his wife Letrece were honored for their "commitment to downtown Pine Bluff" as Small Business Persons of the Year by the Greater Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Taylor, Jean-Jacques (February 28, 2002). "Cowboys cut three starters". Dallas Morning News. 
  2. ^ "Broadcast Actions (Report No. 43847)". Federal Communications Commission. October 16, 1996. 
  3. ^ "High Voltage: Harris spreads word over own stations". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. October 11, 2000. The Cowboys tight end became the owner of KPBA/1270 AM, a Christian radio station in Pine Bluff, Ark., in 1996. 
  4. ^ a b Buck, Ray (December 24, 2001). "Life becomes a joy for Cowboys' Harris". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 
  5. ^ Nichols, Bill (September 13, 2000). "Spotlight on... Jackie Harris". Dallas Morning News. 
  6. ^ Friedman, Mark (August 6, 2001). "Football Star Jackie Harris Fumbles in Radio". Arkansas Business (Journal Publishing, Inc.). 

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