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Chris Harris Jr.
CB #25
Height:
5-10
Weight:
199
Age:
25
College:
Kansas
Hometown:
Bixby, Okla.
Experience:
4

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 198 171 27 2.5 0 32 7 160 -- 98 2 0 2
2013 DEN 16 15 65 58 7 0.0 -- 14 3 1 0.3 1 0 0 --
2012 DEN 15 12 61 51 10 2.5 0 12 3 144 48 98 2 0 1
2011 DEN 16 4 72 62 10 0.0 -- 6 1 15 15 15 0 0 1

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HARRIS AT A GLANCE:
• A third-year cornerback who played 47 regular-season games (31 starts) in his first three NFL campaigns, while totaling seven interceptions and 31 passes defensed during that span.
• Tied for the team lead with three interceptions and ranked second among the Broncos' defensive backs with 65 tackles in 2013.
• Emerged as a regular starter for the Broncos in 2012, opening the final 12 games of the regular season and allowing the fifth-fewest receiving yards (400) and tying for the eighth-fewest completions allowed (35) in the NFL among players targeted at least 60 times.
• Represented one of just two defensive backs in the league in 2012 to record multiple interceptions (3) and sacks (2.5), while returning two of his picks for touchdowns to tie the franchise single season record.
• Recorded longest interception return for a touchdown in Broncos history with his 98-yard pick-six at Baltimore (12/16/12).
• Posted his first career multiple-interception game and his first career touchdown on a 46-yard interception return to seal Denver’s win at San Diego (10/15/12).
• Played all 16 regular-season games (4 starts) and two playoff contests (1 start) as a rookie in 2011 after becoming the 13th college free agent since 1997 to make Denver’s active roster out of training camp.
• Named to the 2011 NFL All-Rookie Team by the PFW/PFWA and Football Outsiders after ranking first among NFL rookie defensive backs (fourth on the Broncos) with 65 tackles (56 solo) to go along with one interception (15 yds.), six passes defensed and six special-teams stops.
• Played 50 games (41 starts) for the University of Kansas and finished his career ranked third among defensive backs with 290 tackles (197 solo) in addition to four sacks (21 yds.) and three interceptions (11 yds.).
• Saw time at safety and cornerback as a senior captain for the Jayhawks, earning KU Defensive Back of the Year honors.
• Started 10 games as a true freshman at Kansas and garnered Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year accolades as well as honorable mention Freshman All-America recognition.
• Entered the NFL with Denver as a college free agent on July 27, 2011.

HARRIS AT A GLANCE:
• A third-year cornerback who played 47 regular-season games (31 starts) in his first three NFL campaigns, while totaling seven interceptions and 31 passes defensed during that span.
• Tied for the team lead with three interceptions and ranked second among the Broncos' defensive backs with 65 tackles in 2013.
• Emerged as a regular starter for the Broncos in 2012, opening the final 12 games of the regular season and allowing the fifth-fewest receiving yards (400) and tying for the eighth-fewest completions allowed (35) in the NFL among players targeted at least 60 times.
• Represented one of just two defensive backs in the league in 2012 to record multiple interceptions (3) and sacks (2.5), while returning two of his picks for touchdowns to tie the franchise single season record.
• Recorded longest interception return for a touchdown in Broncos history with his 98-yard pick-six at Baltimore (12/16/12).
• Posted his first career multiple-interception game and his first career touchdown on a 46-yard interception return to seal Denver’s win at San Diego (10/15/12).
• Played all 16 regular-season games (4 starts) and two playoff contests (1 start) as a rookie in 2011 after becoming the 13th college free agent since 1997 to make Denver’s active roster out of training camp.
• Named to the 2011 NFL All-Rookie Team by the PFW/PFWA and Football Outsiders after ranking first among NFL rookie defensive backs (fourth on the Broncos) with 65 tackles (56 solo) to go along with one interception (15 yds.), six passes defensed and six special-teams stops.
• Played 50 games (41 starts) for the University of Kansas and finished his career ranked third among defensive backs with 290 tackles (197 solo) in addition to four sacks (21 yds.) and three interceptions (11 yds.).
• Saw time at safety and cornerback as a senior captain for the Jayhawks, earning KU Defensive Back of the Year honors.
• Started 10 games as a true freshman at Kansas and garnered Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year accolades as well as honorable mention Freshman All-America recognition.
• Entered the NFL with Denver as a college free agent on July 27, 2011.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a college free agent 7/27/11.

Harris Jr.'s Single-Game Highs
(Postseason in parentheses)
Tackles — 11 vs. Jacksonville, 10/13/13 (8 at New England, 1/14/12). Interceptions — 2 at San Diego, 10/15/12 (none). Interception return yards — 98 at Baltimore, 12/16/12 (none). Passes defensed — 3 at Kansas City, 12/1/13 (4 vs. Baltimore, 1/12/13). Sacks — 1, twice, last at Carolina 11/11/12 (none). Sack yards — 11 vs. Oakland, 9/30/12 (none).

2013: Harris Jr. played 16 games with a career-best 15 starts in 2013, matching his career high with 65 tackles, which ranked second among Broncos defensive backs, and tying for the team lead with three interceptions... Set a new career mark with 13 pass breakups... Made a diving interception of Joe Flacco’s pass intended for Brandon Stokley, which led to Julius Thomas’ 24-yard touchdown catch one play later that tied the game 7-7 in the second quarter vs. Bal. (9/5)... Became the first player since Champ Bailey in 2009 to record interceptions in back-to-back games when he picked off a pass from Eli Manning in the fourth quarter and added a quarterback hit at NYG (9/15)... Made five tackles, including one for a loss vs. Oak. (9/23)... Tied for third on the team with four tackles, including two for a loss at Dal. (10/6)... Led the team with a career-best 11 tackles and registered a quarterback hit vs. Jac. (10/13)... Intercepted Robert Griffin III’s pass in the fourth quarter vs. Was. (10/27)... Made three tackles, including one for a loss vs. K.C. (11/17)... Tied for the team lead with six tackles and added a career-best three pass breakups at K.C. (12/1).

2012: Harris Jr. played 15 games in the regular season, opening a career-high 12 contests and tying for the team lead with three interceptions—two of them returned for touchdowns—and 12 passes defensed... Added 61 tackles (51 solo) and 2.5 sacks (17.5 yds.) as one of just two defensive backs in the NFL to post multiple interceptions and sacks... Ranked fifth in the NFL in receiving yards allowed (400) and tied for the eighth-fewest completions (35) allowed among players with at least 60 defensive targets... Finished fifth in the league with his 144 interception return yards to represent the fourth-highest single-season total in franchise history... Missed Denver’s Week 2 contest at Atl. (9/17) with an ankle injury... Recorded his first career multiple-interception game and his first career touchdown on a 46-yard interception return to cap Denver’s 24-point comeback at S.D. (10/15)... Sacked Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and led the Broncos with seven tackles while seeing time at outside cornerback, nickel corner, and safety at Car. (11/11)... Intercepted Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and returned it a franchise-record 98 yards for a touchdown in addition to holding wide receiver Anquan Boldin without a catch for the first time in 106 games at Bal. (12/16)... Tied a franchise postseason record with four pass breakups in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Bal. (1/12).

2011:
Harris Jr., who entered the NFL with Denver as a college free agent on July 27, played all 16 regular-season games (4 starts) as a rookie and finished fifth on the club (first among NFL rookie defensive backs) with 65 tackles (56 solo) to go along with one interception (15 yds.) and two passes defensed... Ranked fifth on the Broncos with six special-teams stops... Played in both of Denver’s postseason contests, including a start in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at N.E. (1/4), and tied for third on the team with 13 tackles (7 solo)... Named to the 2011 NFL All-Rookie Team by the PFW/PFWA and Football Outsiders.

COLLEGE: Harris Jr. finished his career at the University of Kansas ranked third among defensive backs with 290 tackles (197 solo) and added four sacks (21 yds.) and three interceptions (11 yds.) for the Jayhawks... Played 50 career games (41 starts), seeing time at cornerback and safety... Named KU Defensive Back of the Year as a senior and was selected as the co-recipient of Kansas’ Don Fambrough Award for unselfishness following his junior campaign... Opened 10 games as a true freshman for Kansas in 2007 and was tabbed as the Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year in addition to receiving honorable mention Freshman All-America recognition.

PERSONAL: Harris Jr. attended Bixby High School in Bixby, Okla., where he was an all-state defensive back and was named district player of the year as a senior in 2006... Lettered in basketball and track and was a member of the academic state champion teams during his final two prep seasons... Majored in social psychology at Kansas... Chris Harris Jr. was born on June 18, 1989, in Bixby, Okla.

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