Marques Harris

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Marques Harris
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Harris in November 2008
No. 92, 54
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-09-20) September 20, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Southern Utah
Undrafted: 2005
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-GWC (2004)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 87
Sacks: 8.0
Forced fumbles: 3
Player stats at

Marques Harris (born September 20, 1981) is a former American football linebacker. He was signed by the Chargers an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Southern Utah.

Harris has also played for the San Francisco 49ers.

Early years[edit]

Harris played high school football at Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, Colorado. During his senior year, he was named all-state by Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. He also was a star wrestler, winning a state title in the 189-pound weight class as a senior.

He also played baseball as a catcher and outfielder.

College career[edit]

Harris played college football at Colorado and Southern Utah University. He played at Colorado from 2000–2003, totaling 133 tackles, 10 sacks and two interceptions. Before his senior year he transferred to Southern Utah where he earned third-team All-America by Sports Network and first-team All-Great West Football Conference after recording 68 tackles and 11 sacks.

Professional career[edit]

First stint with Chargers[edit]

After not getting drafted in the 2005 NFL Draft, Harris signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers. He spent most of his career with the Chargers on special teams and as a pass rushing specialist. He is also known for doing a backflip after getting a sack.[1]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Harris was signed by the San Francisco 49ers on April 30, 2009.[2] He was waived on October 27.

Second stint with Chargers[edit]

Harris was re-signed by the Chargers on December 1, 2009.


  1. ^ 'Lights Out' fill-in glows with promise
  2. ^ "49ers Sign LB Marques Harris". April 30, 2009. Archived from the original on May 2, 2009. Retrieved May 1, 2009. 

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