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Ryan Harris
T #68
Height:
6-5
Weight:
302
Age:
30
College:
Notre Dame
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2014):

G
16
GS
15
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 94 54
2014 KC 16 15
2013 HOU 16 3
2012 HOU 16 2
2010 DEN 11 10
2009 DEN 8 8
2008 DEN 16 16
2007 DEN 11 0
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 TEN L 10-26
2 @DEN L 17-24
3 @MIA W 34-15
4 NE W 41-14
5 @SF L 17-22
7 @SD W 23-20
8 STL W 34-7
9 NYJ W 24-10
10 @BUF W 17-13
11 SEA W 24-20
12 @OAK L 20-24
13 DEN L 16-29
14 @ARI L 14-17
15 OAK W 31-13
16 @PIT L 12-20
17 SD W 19-7

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Bio

HARRIS AT A GLANCE:
• A ninth-year player who started 34-of-46 games for the Broncos during his first four NFL seasons (2007-10) before signing with the Eagles in 2011 and then returning to Denver for both of its postseason contests.
• Received All-Pro honors from Sports Illustrated (Peter King) in 2008 and has allowed just 3.5 sacks in 24 career starts at right tackle according to Stats Inc.
• Started eight games for Denver at right tackle in 2009 and allowed only one sack (Stats Inc.) before he was placed on injured reserve with a toe injury.
• Credited with allowing just 2.5 sacks in 2008 according to Stats Inc. to help the Broncos set a franchise single-season record and tie for first in the NFL with only 12 sacks allowed.
• Appeared in 11 games for Denver primarily on special teams as a rookie in 2007.
• Started all 45 career games played as a four-year starter at the University of Notre Dame, where he started at left tackle during his final three seasons after beginning his collegiate career at right tackle.
• Named Notre Dame’s top offensive lineman (Westwood One/Guardian Life Insurance Guardian of the Year Award) following his senior and sophomore seasons.
• Selected by the Broncos in the third round (70th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

HARRIS AT A GLANCE:
• A ninth-year player who started 34-of-46 games for the Broncos during his first four NFL seasons (2007-10) before signing with the Eagles in 2011 and then returning to Denver for both of its postseason contests.
• Received All-Pro honors from Sports Illustrated (Peter King) in 2008 and has allowed just 3.5 sacks in 24 career starts at right tackle according to Stats Inc.
• Started eight games for Denver at right tackle in 2009 and allowed only one sack (Stats Inc.) before he was placed on injured reserve with a toe injury.
• Credited with allowing just 2.5 sacks in 2008 according to Stats Inc. to help the Broncos set a franchise single-season record and tie for first in the NFL with only 12 sacks allowed.
• Appeared in 11 games for Denver primarily on special teams as a rookie in 2007.
• Started all 45 career games played as a four-year starter at the University of Notre Dame, where he started at left tackle during his final three seasons after beginning his collegiate career at right tackle.
• Named Notre Dame’s top offensive lineman (Westwood One/Guardian Life Insurance Guardian of the Year Award) following his senior and sophomore seasons.
• Selected by the Broncos in the third round (70th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

2011: Harris signed with the Broncos on Jan. 3, 2012, and was on the club’s active roster during the postseason... Originally signed with Philadelphia as an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 2, 2011, but was released following an injury settlement on Sept. 3, and spent the rest of the regular season out of football.

2010: Harris started 10-of-11 games played at right tackle, including opening the final eight contests of the season... Missed six games due to injury.

2009: Harris started all of the eight games (8 starts) he played for the Broncos before he was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 9 with a toe injury... Gave up one sack according to Stats Inc... Started Denver’s first seven games at right tackle before being declared inactive (toe) in Games 8-11... Returned as a starter at K.C. (12/6) but left the game in the first half with a toe injury that ended his season.

2008: Harris, in his first year as a starter, started all 16 games at right tackle for Denver and played all 1,019 offensive snaps for the club... Named an All-Pro by Sports Illustrated (Peter King)... Credited with allowing just 2.5 sacks according to Stats Inc., helping Denver set a club single-season record with 12 sacks allowed that tied for the fewest in the NFL... Called for only two penalties (1 false start, 1 holding)... Blocked for a Denver offense that ranked third in the NFL in yards per rush (4.8) despite placing a league-high seven running backs on injured reserve... Helped the Broncos total the second-most yards (6,333) for a season in club history and rank second in the league in yards per game (395.8).

2007: Selected by the Broncos in the third round (70th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft, Harris played primarily on special teams in 11 games (0 starts) as a rookie... Saw time in each of Denver’s final 11 games... Missed most of the preseason and was declared inactive for the first five games of the season after having back surgery.

COLLEGE: Harris was a four-year starter at the University of Notre Dame, where he started all 45 career games played in consecutive fashion... Started his final 37 games at left tackle after beginning his career at right tackle... Named Notre Dame’s top offensive lineman (Westwood One/Guardian Life Insurance Guardian of the Year Award) as a senior and sophomore... Blocked for Fighting Irish passer Brady Quinn during his final three years as the quarterback finished his collegiate career setting 36 school records... Became only the third true freshman in school annals to start on the offensive line when he started the final eight games at right tackle that year.

PERSONAL: Harris was a USA Today first-team All-American as a senior at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minn.... Started for three seasons on both the offensive and defensive lines... Helped his team go 10-2 as a senior and reach the state quarterfinals... Named to the 10-member Super Prep team by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that year... Did not allow a sack in either of his final two seasons, earning all-state and all-metro honors... Posted 46 tackles and 11 sacks at defensive tackle as a senior... Played in the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio... Earned two varsity letters and was an all-conference selection in wrestling... Harris’ father, Kevin, played football at Wisconsin-Stout... A devout Muslim... Majored in political science and economics at Notre Dame... Ryan Emerson Wilcox Harris was born on March 11, 1985, in Minneapolis.

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  • Monday: Harris

    Posted Aug 30, 2010

    Offensive lineman Ryan Harris talks about the performance of the line so far this preseason and heading back home to Minnesota for the final preseason game against the Vikings.