Ryan Harris (American football)
Harris in 2010.
|No. 68 Kansas City Chiefs|
|Date of birth:||March 11, 1985|
|Place of birth:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||302 lb (137 kg)|
|High school:||St. Paul (MN) Cretin-Derham Hall|
|NFL draft:||2007 – 3rd round – 70th pick|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
|Stats at NFL.com|
Ryan Emerson Wilcox Harris (born March 11, 1985) is an American football offensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame.
Harris attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minnesota and was a letterman in football and wrestling. In wrestling, he was a two-year letterman and an All-Conference honoree. He played in the 2003 U.S. Army All-American Bowl with fellow Notre Dame teammates Brady Quinn, John Carlson, Victor Abiamiri and Tom Zbikowski.
In the 2009 season, Harris only started and played in 8 games. He dislocated two toes in a game on November 1, 2009. The injury kept him out the rest of season and was placed on Injured Reserve on December 9.
On August 2, 2011, the Philadelphia Eagles signed him to a one-year contract. After undergoing back surgery, Harris was waived/injured on September 3, 2011. He was released with an injury settlement as well.
Second Stint with Broncos
On January 2, 2012, Harris was signed by the Broncos as an injury replacement for Chris Kuper.
He was released by the Broncos on August 31, 2012 and signed by the Houston Texans on September 1, 2012 to replace an injured Rashad Butler who was lost for the season to injury. He fits the zone blocking scheme.
Kansas City Chiefs
Harris is a devout Muslim. Before finding his faith, he was raised in the church of Unitarian Universalism, at Unity Church Unitarian in St. Paul. In the summer before attending Notre Dame, Harris was featured on the MTV show True Life in a documentary entitled "I Want the Perfect Body", back in 2003.
- Broncos Address OL in Third Round. BroncoTalk. Retrieved on 2007-07-12
- "Deals for Smith, Houston are priorities with Charles signed". St. Joseph News-Press. July 24, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
- Muslim Player Thrives With Nourished Spirit NY Times retrieved on 9/12/2010