Ryan Harris (American football)
Harris with the Denver Broncos in 2015
|No. 68 Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Date of birth:||March 11, 1985|
|Place of birth:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||302 lb (137 kg)|
|High school:||St. Paul (MN) Cretin-Derham Hall|
|NFL draft:||2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2015|
Ryan Emerson Wilcox Harris (born March 11, 1985) is an American football offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft and has also played for the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs. He played college football at Notre Dame.
Harris attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minnesota and was a letterman in football and wrestling. In wrestling, he was a two-year letterman and an All-Conference honoree. He played in the 2003 U.S. Army All-American Bowl with fellow Notre Dame teammates Brady Quinn, John Carlson, Victor Abiamiri and Tom Zbikowski.
In the 2009 season, Harris only started and played in 8 games. He dislocated two toes in a game on November 1, 2009. The injury kept him out the rest of season and was placed on Injured Reserve on December 9.
On August 2, 2011, the Philadelphia Eagles signed him to a one-year contract. After undergoing back surgery, Harris was waived/injured on September 3, 2011. He was released with an injury settlement as well.
Second Stint with Broncos
On January 2, 2012, Harris was signed by the Broncos as an injury replacement for Chris Kuper.
He was released by the Broncos on August 31, 2012 and signed by the Houston Texans on September 1, 2012 to replace an injured Rashad Butler who was lost for the season to injury.
He re-signed with the Texans on April 9, 2013.
Kansas City Chiefs
Third Stint with Denver Broncos
Harris signed with the Denver Broncos on May 28, 2015. He was signed to replace injured offensive tackle Ryan Clady who was injured on May 28, 2015 due to an ACL tear sustained during the Broncos' OTA's.
Harris is a devout Muslim. Before finding his faith, he was raised in the church of Unitarian Universalism, at Unity Church Unitarian in St. Paul. In the summer before attending Notre Dame, Harris was featured on the MTV show True Life in a documentary entitled "I Want the Perfect Body", back in 2003.
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- "Deals for Smith, Houston are priorities with Charles signed". St. Joseph News-Press. July 24, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
- Alper, Josh (July 23, 2014). "Ryan Harris announces he’s signed with Chiefs". NBCSports.com. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
- Alper, Josh. "Broncos sign Ryan Harris". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
- Patra, Kevin (March 15, 2016). "Steelers sign OT Ryan Harris to two-year deal". NFL.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
- Muslim Player Thrives With Nourished Spirit NY Times retrieved on 9/12/2010
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