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Ryan Harris biography

Date of birth : 1985-03-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-12
Credited as : Football player NFL, right tackle for the Denver Broncos, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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• A fourth-year player who received All-Pro honors from Sports Illustrated (Peter King) in 2008 and has allowed just 3.5 sacks in 24 career starts at right tackle according to Stats Inc.
• Started eight games for Denver at right tackle in 2009 and allowed only one sack (Stats Inc.) before he was placed on injured reserve with a toe injury.
• Earned the first All-Pro recognition of his career in 2008, a season in which he played all 1,019 offensive snaps at right tackle for the Broncos in his first year as a starter.
• Credited with allowing just 2.5 sacks in 2008 according to Stats Inc. to help the Broncos set a franchise single-season record and tie for first in the NFL with only 12 sacks allowed.
• Blocked for a Denver offense that ranked third in the NFL in yards per rush (4.8) in 2008 despite placing a league-high seven running backs on injured reserve.
• Appeared in 11 games for Denver primarily on special teams as a rookie in 2007.
• Started all 45 career games played as a four-year starter at the University of Notre Dame, where he started at left tackle during his final three seasons after beginning his collegiate career at right tackle.
• Named Notre Dame’s top offensive lineman (Westwood One/Guardian Life Insurance Guardian of the Year Award) following his senior and sophomore seasons.
• Selected by the Broncos in the third round (70th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 7/26/07; Placed on injured reserve (toe) by Denver 12/9/09.

QUICKLY: Harris, who started every game for the Broncos in 2008 at right tackle and earned All-Pro honors from Sports Illustrated (Peter King), started eight games in 2009 before being placed on injured reserve (toe) on Dec. 9.

2010: Harris made his season debut at Tennessee (10/3), starting at right tackle after missing the first three games due to injury.

2009: Harris started all of the eight games (8 starts) he played for the Broncos before he was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 9 with a toe injury... Gave up one sack according to Stats Inc... Started Denver’s first seven games at right tackle before being declared inactive (toe) in Games 8-11... Returned as a starter at K.C. (12/6) but left the game in the first half with a toe injury that ended his season.

2008: Harris, in his first year as a starter, started all 16 games at right tackle for Denver and played all 1,019 offensive snaps for the club... Named an All-Pro by Sports Illustrated (Peter King)... Credited with allowing just 2.5 sacks according to Stats Inc., helping Denver set a club single-season record with 12 sacks allowed that tied for the fewest in the NFL... Called for only two penalties (1 false start, 1 holding)... Blocked for a Denver offense that ranked third in the NFL in yards per rush (4.8) despite placing a league-high seven running backs on injured reserve... Helped the Broncos total the second-most yards (6,333) for a season in club history and rank second in the league in yards per game (395.8).

2007: Selected by the Broncos in the third round (70th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft, Harris played primarily on special teams in 11 games (0 starts) as a rookie... Saw time in each of Denver’s final 11 games... Missed most of the preseason and was declared inactive for the first five games of the season after having back surgery.

COLLEGE

Harris was a four-year starter at the University of Notre Dame, where he started all 45 career games played in consecutive fashion... Started his final 37 games at left tackle after beginning his career at right tackle... Named Notre Dame’s top offensive lineman (Westwood One/Guardian Life Insurance Guardian of the Year Award) as a senior and sophomore... Blocked for Fighting Irish passer Brady Quinn during his final three years as the quarterback finished his collegiate career setting 36 school records... Became only the third true freshman in school annals to start on the offensive line when he started the final eight games at right tackle that year.

PERSONAL

Harris was a USA Today first-team All-American as a senior at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minn.... Started for three seasons on both the offensive and defensive lines... Helped his team go 10-2 as a senior and reach the state quarterfinals... Named to the 10-member Super Prep team by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that year... Did not allow a sack in either of his final two seasons, earning all-state and all-metro honors... Posted 46 tackles and 11 sacks at defensive tackle as a senior... Played in the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio... Earned two varsity letters and was an all-conference selection in wrestling... Harris’ father, Kevin, played football at Wisconsin-Stout... A devout Muslim... Majored in political science and economics at Notre Dame... Ryan Emerson Wilcox Harris was born on March 11, 1985, in Minneapolis.

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