Cary Harris

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Cary Harris
No. -- Free agent
Position: Defensive Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-03-22) March 22, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 183
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Cary Harris (born March 22, 1987) is an American football safety who was most recently a member of the Edmonton Eskimos. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern California as a cornerback.

Harris has also been a member of the Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, and New York Giants.

Early years[edit]

Harris prepped at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California where he played running back and cornerback and ran a 10.75 100 meter dash in track.

College career[edit]

Harris is a three-year starter between 2006 and 2008. He played reserve in 2005. He was a two-time All-Pac-10 honorable mention player in 2007 and 2008 and is considered a top cornerback for the 2009 NFL Draft.

Harris was one of twelve USC players invited to the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine that season.[1]

Professional football[edit]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Harris was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was waived during final cuts on September 5, 2009, but was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 6. He was promoted to the active roster on November 20, and recorded two interceptions in the final game of the 2009 season against the Indianapolis Colts. He was re-signed on March 29, 2010.

He was released by the Bills on October 22, 2010, and worked out for the Philadelphia Eagles shortly afterward, but was not offered a contract.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On November 24, 2010, Harris was signed to the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad, but was released on December 1.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Harris was signed to the Cincinnati Bengals' practice squad on December 14, 2010.

New York Giants[edit]

Harris signed a reserve/future contract with the New York Giants on January 13, 2011. He was waived/injured on August 16 and later reverted to injured reserve. He was released with an injury settlement on August 28.


  1. ^ Ted Miller, Pac-10 NFL combine invitees,, February 2, 2009, Accessed February 2, 2009.

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