Saturday, July 4, 2009

Ryan Harris (American football)

Ryan Emerson Wilcox Harris (born March 11, 1985 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American football offensive tackle for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Broncos in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame.



[edit] Early years

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 BowlBrady Quinn, John Carlson, and Tom Zbikowski. with fellow Notre Dame teammates

[edit] College career

Heavily recruited by Notre Dame, Iowa, Miami (FL), and Michigan, Harris committed to play for the Fighting Irish, where he started at offensive tackle for four seasons.

[edit] Professional career

[edit] Denver Broncos

Harris was drafted by the Denver Broncos as a 3rd round pick (70th overall) in the 2007 NFL draft.[1] In the 2008 season, Harris only allowed 1.5 sacks on QB Jay Cutler.

[edit] Personal

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."

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