Steven Harris (defensive tackle)

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Steven Harris
No. 68
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-08-14) August 14, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Homestead, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school: Coral Gables (FL)
College: Florida
Undrafted: 2007
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Steven Harris (born August 14, 1984) is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for a single season in 2007. Harris played college football for the University of Florida, and was a member of a BCS National Championship team. Thereafter, he played professionally for the Denver Broncos of the NFL.

Early years[edit]

Harris was born in Homestead, Florida in 1984.[1] He attended Coral Gables High School in Coral Gables, Florida, where he played high school football for the Coral Gables Cavaliers.[2]

College career[edit]

Harris accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he was a defensive lineman for coach Ron Zook and coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football teams from 2003 to 2006.[3] He was a starting defensive tackle for the 2006 Gators team that defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes, 41–14, in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game.[2] As a senior in 2006, Harris was the recipient of the Gators' James W. Kynes Award, recognizing the lineman who "best exemplified mental and physical toughness and iron-man determination."[3]

Professional career[edit]

Harris was signed by the NFL's Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2007, and played in four regular season games for the Broncos during 2007.[4] On August 31, 2008, Harris was signed to the Broncos practice squad; he was released on October 21 to make room for running back P. J. Pope.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Steven Harris. Retrieved March 17, 2011.
  2. ^ a b GatorZone.com, Football History, 2006 Roster, Steven Harris. Retrieved March 17, 2011.
  3. ^ a b 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 98, 103, 182 (2011). Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  4. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Steven Harris. Retrieved March 17, 2011.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.

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