Charles Harris (American football)

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Charles Harris
No. 90 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1995-03-06) March 6, 1995 (age 24)
Kansas City, Missouri
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school:Kansas City (MO) Lincoln Prep
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:38
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at

Charles Harris (born March 6, 1995) is an American football outside linebacker for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Missouri and was drafted by the Dolphins in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Harris attended Lincoln College Preparatory Academy in Kansas City, Missouri. As a junior, he had 40 tackles and six sacks and as a senior had 60 tackles and 12 sacks.[1] He also had 15 receptions for 285 and five touchdowns. He committed to the University of Missouri to play college football.[2] Harris also played basketball in high school and took boxing classes.[3]

College career[edit]

After redshirting his first year at Missouri in 2013, Harris appeared in all 14 games as a redshirt freshman in 2014, recording 19 tackles and two sacks.[4] Harris took over as a starter in 2015 and had 56 tackles and seven sacks.[5][6]

Professional career[edit]

Harris was invited to the NFL Combine and completed all the drills except for the short shuttle and three cone drill. He participated at Missouri's Pro Day and chose to perform positional drills and the short shuttle, three cone drill, vertical jump, and broad jump. Going into the draft, he was projected to be a first or second round pick by NFL draft experts and analysts.[7] He was ranked the seventh best edge rusher by Sports Illustrated, the third best linebacker by ESPN, and was ranked the fifth best defensive end by NFL analyst Bucky Brooks, Mike Mayock, and[8][9][10][11]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
253 lb
(115 kg)
32 38 in
(0.82 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.82 s 1.65 s 2.78 s 4.40 s 7.35 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
9 ft 1 in
(2.77 m)
21 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Missouri's Pro Day[12][13]

The Miami Dolphins selected Harris in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[14]


  1. ^ "After late arrival, Missouri football's Charles Harris confident in big role | Sports |". Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "Signing Day surprise: Lincoln Prep defensive end commits to MU | The Kansas City Star". Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  3. ^ "Youth boxing helped instill toughness in Missouri's Charles Harris | The Kansas City Star". Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Goal of greatness drives Missouri defensive end Charles Harris". Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Harris expects to leave his mark on Mizzou football | Mizzou |". Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  6. ^ "Charles Harris is latest in Missouri's defensive line standouts | Times Free Press". Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  7. ^ "*Charles Harris, DS #5 DE, Missouri". Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  8. ^ Chris Burke (April 24, 2017). "2017 NFL draft rankings: Top prospects by position". Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  9. ^ Jeff Legwold (April 22, 2017). "Ranking the Top 100 Prospects of the 2017 NFLDraft". Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  10. ^ Bucky Brooks (April 25, 2017). "Bucky Brooks' top 5 2017 NFL Draft prospects by position 3.0". Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  11. ^ Mike Mayock (April 12, 2017). "Mike Mayock's top 5 prospects by position 3.0". Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  12. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Charles Harris". Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  13. ^ "*Charles Harris, DS #5 DE, Missouri". Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  14. ^ Poupart, Alain (April 28, 2017). "Dolphins Select Harris In First Round". Archived from the original on April 30, 2017. Retrieved April 29, 2017.

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