Jerrell Harris

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Jerrell Harris
No. 41 Detroit Lions
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-08) July 8, 1989 (age 26)
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
Stats at

Jerrell Harris (born July 8, 1989) is an American football linebacker for the Detroit Lions. 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.


  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". Retrieved November 22, 2014. 

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