Nic Harris (born October 6, 1986 in Alexandria, Louisiana) is an American football linebacker of the National Football League. He is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma.
|No. --5 – Dolphins Ancona A.F.T.|
|Born:||October 6, 1986|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||232 lb (105 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 147|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2010|
In his career with Alexandria Senior High School, Harris established a school record with 21 interceptions returning 9 for touchdowns. He tallied 81 tackles and intercepted 10 passes as a junior, recorded 74 tackles and intercepted 11 passes, returning four for touchdowns his senior season, and led the school to consecutive state playoffs appearances. He was named All-CENLA defensive MVP his senior year, and garnered national attention.
ESPN.com ranked him the No. 11 safety in the nation. Scout.com ranked him the No. 14 Safety and No. 62 player in the Southeast. Rivals.com declared him the No. 5 safety in the nation, while CollegeFootballNews.com ranked him the No. 7 safety in the nation. Harris was courted by several major Division I College football programs (Texas A&M, Michigan, Louisiana State, and Nebraska to name a few), before choosing the Oklahoma Sooners over the Michigan Wolverines.
As a true freshman in 2005, Harris started the Kansas State and Texas games at free safety. When he and true freshman Reggie Smith teamed up as defensive backs against the Wildcats, it marked only the second time in school history that two freshmen had started in the secondary. He logged seven tackles and one sack against KSU and seven tackles against the Longhorns with one forced fumble.
Harris was recognized on the All-Big 12 second team by the coaches as a sophomore in 2006. He spent much of the season in the nickel role (only coming in for five-defensive back sets) before taking over as free safety for the last three games. He led OU with four interceptions, two of which came at Oregon and finished fourth on the team in total tackles with 68, and was credited with 2.5 sacks. Harris broke up two passes against Oklahoma State and Nebraska and had a career-high eight tackles at Oregon.
Against North Texas in the 2007 opener, Harris had 2 tackles for loss, broke up a pass, collected a sack for -10 yards, forced a fumble, and returned a Daniel Meager interception 25 yards for a touchdown. Against the Miami Hurricanes in week 2, Harris had 2.5 more tackles for loss and forced another fumble.
Harris was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He appeared in 15 games (two starts) as a rookie and recorded 30 tackles before being placed on injured reserve on January 1, 2010. Harris was waived by Buffalo after failing a physical on July 30, 2010.
Harris signed with the Carolina Panthers on August 14, 2010. Harris was released prior to the 2011 and is currently a free agent.
Vila Velha TritõesEdit
Harris signed with the Vila Velha Tritões, of Brazil, on March, 2014. He made his first game in Torneio Touchdown on May 11, playing in several roles, as quarterback, wide receiver, running back, safety and kick returner against Minas Locomotiva. He scored four touchdowns on the offense and get two interceptions playing on defense. Tritões won by 34-14.
- Rivals.com: Nic Harris Profile
- Scout.com: Nic Harris Profile
- Soonersports.com: Nic Harris Roster Entry
- McBride Electric Play of the game: Harris INT return for TD
- Official 2007 OU Stats: Week 1 v. North Texas Archived 2007-10-12 at the Wayback Machine
- Yahoo Sports: Nic Harris against North Texas
- Official 2007 OU Stats: Week 2 v. Miami