John Harris (safety)
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John Edward Harris (born June 13, 1956 in Fort Benning, Georgia) is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 1978 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona State.
|Born:||June 13, 1956|
Fort Benning, Georgia
|NFL Draft:||1978 / Round: 7 / Pick: 173|
|Career NFL statistics|
Harris also played for the Minnesota Vikings.
Harris was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 1978 NFL Draft. He played eight years for the team from 1978 to 1985. During that time he started 111 of 119 games and had 41 interceptions, returning two for touchdowns. In 1981 he had a team high 10 interceptions, 2 of which he returned for touchdowns. Harris had four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks in which he would have 6 interceptions or more.
After the 1988 season Harris retired after 11 years in the NFL. He finished his career starting 148 of 160 games, recording 50 interceptions, two touchdowns, a sack, and 12 fumble recoveries.