William Harris (American football)

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William Harris is a former tight end in the National Football League.


Harris was born on February 10, 1965 in Houston, Texas.[1] He died in Houston, Texas on February 4, 2014[2] after a long bout with Lou Gehrig's disease He is buried at Resthaven Cemetery, Houston, Texas.


Harris was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round of the 1987 NFL Draft and spent that season with the team. After a year away from the NFL, Harris spent the 1989 NFL season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the 1990 NFL season with the Green Bay Packers.

He played at the collegiate level at Bishop College and the University of Texas at Austin.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ William Harris, career stats & profile. NFL. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  2. ^ William Harris obituary. Houston Chronicle via legacy.com (February 7, 2014). Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  3. ^ William Harris, career stats & profile. Pro-football. Retrieved August 5, 2014.