Jerrell Harris

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Jerrell Harris
Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-08) July 8, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Gadsden, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Gadsden (AL) City
College: Alabama
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Jerrell Harris (born July 8, 1989) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He attended the University of Alabama. Harris was an All-American in high school and is considered one of the better outside linebacker prospects of his class.[3]

High school career[edit]

Harris attended Gadsden City High School in Alabama, where he was a teammate of fellow Crimson Tide players Kendall Kelly and Dre Kirkpatrick. As a senior he registered 145 tackles (97 solo), 16 tackles for loss, three pass break-ups, 20 quarterback pressures, four caused fumbles, three recovered fumbles. Harris also returned one fumble for a touchdown and scored on an interception return. He amassed 130 tackles, three interceptions and two sacks as a junior.

Considered a four-star recruit by, Harris was listed as the No. 3 outside linebacker prospect in the country, behind only Nigel Bradham and Arthur Brown.[4] Harris was also considered to be the best run stopper among all linebackers.[5] He chose Alabama over Auburn, Tennessee and Clemson, among others.

College career[edit]

He played College football at Alabama. As a member of the Crimson Tide, Harris was a member of two national championship teams.

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Harris went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft and was later signed out of free agency by the Atlanta Falcons.[6]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

He was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad on September 26, 2012 and released on October 24.

New England Patriots[edit]

He was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad on November 6, 2012, a promotion to the active roster would have reunited him with former Alabama teammate, linebacker Dont'a Hightower. However, Harris was released from the New England Patriots practice squad a week later.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

He was signed by the Oakland Raiders to their practice squad on November 28, 2012. He was released by the Oakland Raiders on May 16, 2013.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

On August 5, 2013, Harris was signed by the San Diego Chargers.[7]

Montreal Alouettes[edit]

Harris signed with the Montreal Alouettes on October 8, 2013.[8]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Harris, along with seven other players, were signed to future contracts with the Denver Broncos on January 22, 2014.[9] The Broncos released Harris on August 24, 2014.[10]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Harris, along with five other players, were signed to the practice squad with the Detroit Lions on September 17, 2014.[11] He was released on November 11, 2014.[12] He was re-signed on November 25, 2014. On August 4, 2015, Harris was released by the Lions.[13]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Harris signed a reserve/futures contract with the Dallas Cowboys on January 20, 2016.[14]


  1. ^ Forde, Pat (January 7, 2010). "Saban's trademark plays key Bama's win". Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Forde, Pat (December 5, 2009). "Gators couldn't solve McElroy". Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ NFL Draft - 2012 OLB Draft Prospects, 
  4. ^ Outside linebackers 2008,, January 17, 2008 
  5. ^ LB Rankings: Best run stopper,, January 31, 2008 
  6. ^ "Undrafted free-agent deals for all 32 NFL teams". April 29, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ Krasovic, Tom (August 5, 2013). "Chargers sign LB Harris". U-T San Diego. 
  8. ^ "Alouettes add four to practice roster, Bowling comes out of retirement". Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Moree, Brandon. "Broncos Sign Eight to Future Contracts". Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Broncos make first round of roster moves
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ "Jerrell Harris". Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ Yuille, Sean (August 4, 2015). "Lions claim Jerel Worthy off waivers, release Jerrell Harris". Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ [2]

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