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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.

John Harris
No. 44
Position:Free Safety
Personal information
Born: (1956-06-13) June 13, 1956 (age 62)
Fort Benning, Georgia
Career information
College:Arizona State
NFL Draft:1978 / Round: 7 / Pick: 173
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions:50
Sacks:1
Touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Harris also played for the Minnesota Vikings.

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Professional careerEdit

Seattle SeahawksEdit

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.

Minnesota VikingsEdit

In 1986 Harris was traded to the Minnesota Vikings.[1] He played three years for the team from 1986 to 1988. During that time he started 37 of 41 games, recording nine interceptions and two sacks.

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.

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