Ra'Shon Harris

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Ra'Shon Harris
Free Agent
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-08-26) August 26, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Pensacola, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: Pittsburg (CA)
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 205
Debuted in 2009 for the Carolina Panthers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles 2
Sacks 0.0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Ra'Shon Lamar "Sunny"[1] Harris (born August 26, 1986) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon.

Harris has also been a member of the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, and Houston Texans.

Early years[edit]

Harris was rated among the top 50 prep prospects in California by SuperPrep magazine as well as one of the best 11 defensive linemen in the state. He was a Two-time All-Bay Valley League defender and a Two-time All-area honoree (Contra Costa Times) and Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 pick. As a senior he led the league in quarterback sacks (5), in addition to forcing one fumble and recovering another and completed his prep career with 15 quarterback sacks.

College years[edit]

In 2008 he was a first-year starter at the University of Oregon and finished year as team’s 10th-leading tackler with 47 and tops among interior linemen in tackles for lost with 9. He also had three sacks. He shared team’s top bench press pinnacle (415 lbs.) regardless of position in addition to equaling best power clean mark (341 lbs.) among team’s defensive linemen. In 2007 he played in 12 of 13 games and made 15 tackles with three for a loss. In 2006 he was expected to vie for opportunity to provide a major contribution before a torn triceps muscle during fall camp was thought to end the year before it started. He was able to return for the final six games of the season Harris was credited with a single-game high two tackles against Portland State in season debut, and logged one quarterback sack for a 10-yard loss vs. Washington. In 2005 he played all 12 games, recording no tackles and was named scout team’s defensive player of the week for aiding preparations vs. Washington. The previous season, 2004, he was recognized as scout team’s defensive player of the week for aiding preparations heading into UCLA game.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3¾ in 296 lb 4.88 s 1.64 s 2.89 s 4.66 s 8.18 s 27 in 10 ft 10 in 28 reps 14
Dash, shuffle from Pro Day. Other values from NFL Combine

First stint with Steelers[edit]

Harris was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was waived during final cuts on September 4.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Harris was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers on September 6, 2009. He made his regular season debut against the Atlanta Falcons, recording one assisted tackle. After playing two games for the Panthers, the team waived Harris on October 1 to make room for veteran defensive tackle Hollis Thomas. The Panthers re-signed Harris to the practice squad on October 3.

Second stint with Steelers[edit]

Harris was signed off the Panthers practice squad on October 14, 2009 by the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team that drafted him. Harris replaced Aaron Smith, who went on injured reserve. He was waived on September 4, 2010.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Harris was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills on October 6, 2010 and placed on their practice squad.

Third stint with Steelers[edit]

The Steelers signed Harris to their practice squad on November 3, 2010 after defensive end Al Woods was signed off their practice squad by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[2]

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