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James Harrison
LB #92
Height:
6-0
Weight:
242
Age:
36
College:
Kent State
Experience:
12

Quick Stats (2014):

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8
SCK
0.0
FF
0
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 655 479 176 66.0 1 19 6 89 -- 33 0 29 9
2014 PIT 4 0 8 7 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 CIN 15 10 30 16 14 2.0 -- 1 1 9 9 9 0 0 1
2012 PIT 13 13 70 49 21 6.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2011 PIT 11 11 59 48 11 9.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2010 PIT 16 16 100 70 30 10.5 -- 5 2 2 1 2 0 6 1
2009 PIT 16 16 79 60 19 10.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 5 2
2008 PIT 15 15 101 67 34 16.0 1 3 1 33 33 33 0 7 --
2007 PIT 16 16 98 76 22 8.5 -- 3 1 20 20 20 0 7 3
2006 PIT 11 1 20 14 6 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2005 PIT 16 3 45 36 9 3.0 -- 3 1 25 25 25 0 0 1
2004 PIT 16 4 45 36 9 1.0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2002 PIT 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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5 @JAC W 17-9 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @CLE L 10-31 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 HOU W 30-23 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

James Harrison
Linebacker

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII.
  • Named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year and Linebacker of the Year by NFL Alumni in 2008.
  • Earned five straight Pro Bowl starts (2007-11).
  • Named First-Team AP All-Pro twice (2010, 2008) and Second-Team AP All-Pro Twice (2009, 2007).
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month twice (October, 2009 and November, 2007).
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week three times (Week 2, 2010; Week 5, 2009; Week 11, 2008).
  • Earned GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week honors three times (Weeks 11 and 13, 2008; Week 9, 2007).
  • Named Steelers’ MVP in 2008 and 2007.
  • Named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the Professional Football Writers of America’s All-NFL Team, Sporting News’ All-Pro Defense and Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team in 2010.
  • Named to Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team in 2009.
  • Named Pro Football Weekly’s and the Professional Football Writers of America’s Defensive Player of the Year, named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the Professional Football Writers of America’s All-NFL Team and All-AFC Team, named a Sporting News All-Pro and named a Sports Illustrated All-Pro in 2008.
  • Named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the Professional Football Writers of America’s All-AFC Team in 2007.

PRO (149-105/12-9): Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison earned his fifth consecutive start (2007-2011)  in the Pro Bowl in 2011…named a first-team AP All-Pro, named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the Professional Football Writers of America’s All-NFL Team, named Sporting News’ All-Pro Defense, named to Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team and named AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 2) in 2010…named to Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team, named AFC Defensive Player of the Month (October) and named AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 5) in 2009…signed a five-year contract during the 2009 offseason to keep him with the team through the 2014 season…returned an interception 100 yards in Super Bowl XLIII, the longest play in Super Bowl history…named AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year, named Pro Football Weekly’s and the Professional Football Writers of America’s Defensive Player of the Year,  named a first-team AP All-Pro, named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the Professional Football Writers of America’s All-NFL Team and All-AFC Team, named a Sporting News All-Pro, named a Sports Illustrated All-Pro, named Linebacker of the Year by NFL Alumni, earned AFC and GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week honors (Week 11) and GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week (Week 13) in 2008…named Steelers’ MVP and served as a special teams co-captain, an AP second-team All-Pro selection, named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the Professional Football Writers of America’s All-AFC Team, earned AFC Defensive Player of the Month (November) and GMC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 9) honors in 2007…signed a four-year contract on April 13, 2006…signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Steelers from the Baltimore Ravens on July 28, 2004...signed to the Ravens’ offseason roster on February 10, 2004...spent time with the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe during the 2003-2004 seasons...released by the Steelers on September 3, 2003...originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 22, 2002.

James Harrison
Linebacker

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII.
  • Named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year and Linebacker of the Year by NFL Alumni in 2008.
  • Earned five straight Pro Bowl starts (2007-11).
  • Named First-Team AP All-Pro twice (2010, 2008) and Second-Team AP All-Pro Twice (2009, 2007).
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month twice (October, 2009 and November, 2007).
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week three times (Week 2, 2010; Week 5, 2009; Week 11, 2008).
  • Earned GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week honors three times (Weeks 11 and 13, 2008; Week 9, 2007).
  • Named Steelers’ MVP in 2008 and 2007.
  • Named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the Professional Football Writers of America’s All-NFL Team, Sporting News’ All-Pro Defense and Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team in 2010.
  • Named to Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team in 2009.
  • Named Pro Football Weekly’s and the Professional Football Writers of America’s Defensive Player of the Year, named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the Professional Football Writers of America’s All-NFL Team and All-AFC Team, named a Sporting News All-Pro and named a Sports Illustrated All-Pro in 2008.
  • Named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the Professional Football Writers of America’s All-AFC Team in 2007.

PRO (149-105/12-9): Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison earned his fifth consecutive start (2007-2011)  in the Pro Bowl in 2011…named a first-team AP All-Pro, named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the Professional Football Writers of America’s All-NFL Team, named Sporting News’ All-Pro Defense, named to Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team and named AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 2) in 2010…named to Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team, named AFC Defensive Player of the Month (October) and named AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 5) in 2009…signed a five-year contract during the 2009 offseason to keep him with the team through the 2014 season…returned an interception 100 yards in Super Bowl XLIII, the longest play in Super Bowl history…named AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year, named Pro Football Weekly’s and the Professional Football Writers of America’s Defensive Player of the Year,  named a first-team AP All-Pro, named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the Professional Football Writers of America’s All-NFL Team and All-AFC Team, named a Sporting News All-Pro, named a Sports Illustrated All-Pro, named Linebacker of the Year by NFL Alumni, earned AFC and GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week honors (Week 11) and GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week (Week 13) in 2008…named Steelers’ MVP and served as a special teams co-captain, an AP second-team All-Pro selection, named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the Professional Football Writers of America’s All-AFC Team, earned AFC Defensive Player of the Month (November) and GMC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 9) honors in 2007…signed a four-year contract on April 13, 2006…signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Steelers from the Baltimore Ravens on July 28, 2004...signed to the Ravens’ offseason roster on February 10, 2004...spent time with the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe during the 2003-2004 seasons...released by the Steelers on September 3, 2003...originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 22, 2002.

2014 (3-0): James Harrison signed with the Steelers on September 23, 2014 …saw action on defense Weeks 4-6.

2013 (15-10/1-0) (Cin): Saw action in 15 games with 10 starts for Cincinnati…also saw action in the team’s lone playoff contest…totaled 30 tackles, two sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery in the regular season…added three tackles in the postseason game.

  • 10/13 at Buffalo: Recorded his first sack of the season for minus-one yard.
  • 10/27 vs. N.Y. Jets: Totaled a season-high six tackles and added his second sack of the year.
  • 11/10 at Baltimore: Recovered his first fumble of the season and the eighth of his career.
  • 11/17 vs. Cleveland: Recorded his sixth career interception.

2012 (11-11): Inactive due to a knee injury for the first three games…10/7 vs. Philadelphia: Made his season debut, starting at ROLB…finished with a game-high four quarterback pressures…was part of a defense that held the Eagles to 78 rushing yards…10/11 at Tennessee: Sacked QB Matt Hasselbeck for an eight-yard loss to hold the Titans to a field goal on their first drive of the game…tied DE Keith Willis for the third-most sacks (59.0) by a Steeler since sacks became an official statistic in 1982…10/21 at Cincinnati: Was part of a defense that held the Bengals to 80 yards rushing…10/28 vs. Washington: Was part of a defense that held the number-one rusher in the NFC, RB Alfred Morris, to 59 rushing yards…11/4 at N.Y. Giants: Recorded six tackles…was part of a defense that held the Giants to 2-of-10 on third-down conversions…11/12 vs. Kansas City: Recorded a season-high seven stops…11/18 vs. Baltimore: Sacked QB Joe Flacco for a three-yard loss on third-and-two with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter…now has 60.0 career sacks, tying Joey Porter for the second-most sacks by a Steeler since sacks became an official statistic in 1982…added two QB pressures…11/25 at Cleveland: Sacked QB Brandon Weeden for an eight-yard loss on the Browns’ first play of their second drive of the game…now has 61.0 career sacks, passing Porter for the second most sacks by a Steeler since sacks became an official statistic in 1982…registered a season-high 11 tackles…marked the first time he recorded 10 or more tackles since 10/17/10 vs. Cleveland (14 tackles)…12/2 at Baltimore: Registered a sack and a forced fumble of QB Joe Flacco at the Baltimore 27-yard line early in the fourth quarter…the Steelers converted the turnover into a touchdown on their ensuing drive (Batch to Miller, seven-yard pass)…marked Harrison’s 27th career forced fumble and first since 11/6/11 vs. Baltimore…has registered at least one sack in a career-best third straight game for the fourth time in his career (Games 4-6 in 2008, games 8-10 in 2008 and games 3-5 in 2009)… 12/9 vs. San Diego: Registered six tackles and two QB pressures…has recorded 29 tackles in the past four games, which is the most in a four-game span since Weeks 12-15 in 2010 when he recorded 34 tackles…12/16 at Dallas: Forced a fumble of RB DeMarco Murray that was recovered by DE Brett Keisel when the Cowboys were at the Steelers’ seven-yard line…marked his 29th career forced fumble in the regular season…on third-and-one at the 50-yard line, tackle QB Tony Romo for a five-yard loss, forcing a punt…added three QB pressures.

2011 (11-11/1-1): Started 11 regular-season games at LB…missed four regular season games due to an eye injury and one game due to suspension...named a Pro Bowl starter for the fifth consecutive season…finished the regular-season with 62 tackles and nine sacks for 54 yards...added 17 QB pressures, one pass breakup, two forced fumbles...started the lone postseason contest…9/11 at Baltimore: Recorded eight tackles and one QB pressure…9/18 vs. Seattle: Registered his first sack of the season, a four-yarder…became the sixth player in Steelers’ history to record 50 sacks...was part of a defense that held the Seahawks to 164 total yards and had five sacks…9/25 at Indianapolis: Finished with five tackles and four QB pressures…forced a fumble on a sack in the fourth quarter that S Troy Polamalu returned for a touchdown…10/2 at Houston: Had four tackles and one QB pressure…10/9 vs. Tennessee: Was inactive due to an eye injury, breaking a streak of 36 consecutive starts at ROLB…11/6 vs. Baltimore: Started at ROLB after missing the previous four games due to an eye injury…had nine tackles and six QB pressures…had three sacks for minus-11 yard…with 54.0 career sacks, passed Greg Lloyd (53.5) for the fourth most by a Steelers’ player since sacks became an official statistic in 1982…forced a fumble on a sack of QB Joe Flacco in the fourth quarter...including the postseason, now has nine career sacks against the Ravens, the most by a Steeler versus the Ravens…marked his 26th career forced fumble, all coming since the start of the 2007 season, which is the most in the NFL during that time span…11/13 at Cincinnati: Totaled five tackles and one QB pressure…11/27 at Kansas City: Registered six tackles and one QB pressure…12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Finished with three sacks, his fifth career regular-season game with at least three sacks and his 13th multi-sack game…posted a six-yard sack late in the first half, and an eight-yard sack and 10-yard sack in the third quarter…became the third Steeler to register at least three sacks multiple times in one season (since 1982) – Chad Brown, 1996, 2; Mike Merriweather, 1984, 3…finished with seven tackles…12/8 vs. Cleveland: Made his 80th career start…had five tackles and one QB pressure…was part of a defense that held the Browns to three points…12/19 at San Francisco: Served his one-game suspension…12/24 vs. St. Louis: Recorded five tackles and three QB pressures…added one sack for minus-six yards…AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Denver: Started at ROLB…had five tackles and one QB pressure.   

2010 (16-16/3-3): Started all 16 regular-season games at LB, earning numerous accolades...named an AFC Pro Bowl Starter for the fourth consecutive season...named 1st Team AP-All Pro, Sporting News’ All-Pro Defense, PFW/PFWA All-NFL Team, Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team and AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his Week 2 performance...finished the season with 100 tackles, tying a career high he set in 2008...finished with 10.5 sacks, which marks the third consecutive season he has had double-digit sacks...led the team with 32 QB pressures and six forced fumbles...added two interceptions, three pass breakups and one fumble recovery...started all three postseason contests...finished the postseason with 15 tackles and four sacks, including three in the AFC Divisional Game vs. Baltimore...9/12 vs. Atlanta: Had seven tackles, two QB pressures and one sack for a five-yard loss...was a part of a defense that held the Falcons to only 58 yards rushing...9/19 at Tennessee: Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his Week 2 performance...finished with nine tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...had an 11-yard sack in the third quarter...had a five-yard sack later in the third quarter, where he forced his first fumble of the season...was part of a defense that held Tennessee to only 46 yards rushing and forced six Titans’ turnovers...9/26 at Tampa Bay: Had four tackles and three QB pressures...10/3 vs. Baltimore: Finished with three tackles...forced his third fumble of the season and had a QB pressure...was a part of a defense that limited Baltimore to only 70 yards rushing and forced two turnovers...10/17 vs. Cleveland: Tied for a team-high with 14 tackles...forced his fourth fumble of the season in the second quarter...had two sacks and one pass breakup...10/24 at Miami: Had four tackles...recorded his first interception of the season near the end of the fourth quarter...10/31 at New Orleans: Had seven tackles...posted a 10-yard sack late in the first half...had three QB pressures...11/8 at Cincinnati: Had four tackles...had one sack for an eight-yard loss...had three tackles for loss...had three QB pressures... had one pass breakup...11/14 vs. New England: Played in his 100th career game...had four tackles...11/21 vs. Oakland: Posted his second interception of the season...forced his fifth fumble of the year on a seven-yard sack in the second quarter...posted a 12-yard sack on the Raiders’ first drive of the second half, giving him nine on the year...finished with three tackles and four QB pressures...was part of a defense that forced three Oakland turnovers and had six sacks...11/28 at Buffalo: Had seven tackles...recorded a seven-yard sack in the third quarter... became the first player in team history to post three straight seasons with at least 10 sacks...forced his sixth fumble of the season...had three QB pressures…was part of a defense that held the Bills to 74 yards rushing...12/5 at Baltimore: Had nine tackles...had three QB pressures...12/12 vs. Cincinnati: Had nine tackles...had three QB pressures...was part of a defense that held the Bengals to 34 yards rushing, had three sacks and forced three turnovers...12/19 vs. N.Y. Jets: Had nine tackles...had two QB pressures...12/23 vs. Carolina: Made his 70th career start at LB...had three tackles... posted a six-yard sack in the third quarter, giving him a team-best 11 on the season...had one pass breakup... was part of a defense that held the Panthers to 119 total yards, had four sacks and forced two Panthers’ turnovers...1/2 at Cleveland: Had four tackles and two QB pressures...AFC Divisional Game 1/15 vs. Baltimore: Had seven tackles and two QB pressures and two pass breakups...had three sacks, which ties the team-record for most sacks in a single game...marked his first career postseason game with three sacks...had a five-yard sack in the in the third quarter...added a seven yard sack later in the third quarter...posted a nine-yard sack in the fourth quarter...was part of a defense that held the Ravens to 35 yards rushing, had five sacks and forced three turnovers... AFC Championship Game 1/23 vs. N.Y. Jets: Had seven tackles...was part of a defense that held the Jets to 70 yards rushing...Super Bowl XLV 2/6 vs. Green Bay: Played in his 11th career postseason game, and made his fifth career postseason start…had one tackle...had one sack for six yards, giving him 6.5 for his career in the postseason, and had three QB pressures...was part of a defense that had three sacks and held the Packers to 55 rushing yards.

2009 (16-16): Started all 16 games...had 10 sacks...forced five fumbles...had 73 tackles...named AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 5...named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October...named to Pro Football Weekly’s Mid-Season All-Pro Team...and was named an AFC Pro Bowl starter for the third consecutive season...9/10 vs. Tennessee: Made his 40th career start at OLB...finished with four solo tackles, one pass defense and one QB pressure...forced a Bo Scaife fumble on the opening possession of the third quarter...9/20 at Chicago: Recorded three tackles (two solo) and two QB pressures... forced a Matt Forte fumble in the fourth quarter, the 15th forced fumble of his career and his second of the season...9/27 at Cincinnati: Finished with four tackles (three solo), one sack, one pass defense and four QB pressures... 10/4 vs. San Diego: Registered five solo tackles, two sacks, three pressures and one forced fumble...10/11 at Detroit: Recorded five tackles (four solo), three sacks, one forced fumble and three pressures...10/18 vs. Cleveland: Recorded four tackles (two solo) and recovered one fumble...10/25 vs. Minnesota: Registered seven tackles (six solo) with two sacks...11/15 vs. Cincinnati: Recorded three tackles (one solo), one sack and two pressures...11/22 at Kansas City: Logged six tackles (three solo), two pressures and one sack...the sack marked his team-high 10th of the season...11/29 at Baltimore: Started at OLB and played as a contributor on special teams...recorded three tackles (one solo) and three pressures...12/6 vs. Oakland: Recorded eight tackles (four solo) and one QB hit...12/10 at Cleveland: Finished with five tackles (four solo) and two QB hits...12/20 vs. Green Bay: Logged one solo tackle and four QB hits...12/27 vs. Baltimore: Recorded four tackles (three solo), one QB hit and one forced fumble... 1/3 at Miami: Made his 16th consecutive start at OLB...recorded four solo tackles and one QB hit.

2008 (15-15/3-3): Started 15 regular-season games at OLB...missed the regular-season finale against the Browns due to a hip injury, snapping his streak of 32 consecutive starts...named AP Defensive Player of the Year, Pro Football Weekly Defensive Player of the Year and GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Year...AP first-team All-Pro...PFW/PFWA All-NFL...PFW/ PFWA All-AFC...The Sporting News All-Pro...Sports Illustrated All-Pro...NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year...AFC Pro Bowl starter for the second consecutive season... named AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 11 after recording five tackles (two solo), one sack, one interception, one pass defense, one forced fumble against the Chargers...named GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week for his performances Week 11 against San Diego and Week 13 at New England...finished third on the team with a career-high 100 tackles (68 solo)...established a franchise record with 16 sacks...set a career high with seven forced fumbles... recorded a career-high 11 tackles (eight solo) on November 9 against the Colts...started all three postseason games...finished with 13 postseason tackles (10 solo), one sack and one pass defensed...his 100- yard interception return for a touchdown on the final play of the first half of Super Bowl XLIII was the longest play in Super Bowl history...was also the longest play in Steelers’ postseason history...9/7 vs. Houston: Led the team with 10 tackles (seven solo) and three sacks for losses of 20 yards...forced a fumble in the fourth quarter which was recovered by LaMarr Woodley and led to a FG that put the Steelers up 38-10...had one solo tackle on special teams...9/14 at Cleveland: Finished with four solo tackles and three QB pressures...had three tackles (one solo) on special teams...9/21 at Philadelphia: Recorded five tackles (four solo) and tied Woodley for the team lead with three QB pressures...9/29 vs. Baltimore: Led the team with eight solo tackles, 2.5 sacks and two quarterback pressures...forced a Joe Flacco fumble in the third quarter which was recovered by Woodley for a touchdown... had one solo tackle on special teams...10/5 at Jacksonville: Finished with four solo tackles, including a key six-yard sack and forced fumble by David Garrard on the Jaguars’ final possession...10/19 at Cincinnati: Finished second (tied) on the team with eight tackles (six solo)...recorded two sacks on Ryan Fitzpatrick...led the team with five QB pressures and added one pass defense...10/26 vs. New York Giants: Led the team with a season-high seven QB pressures... handled the team’s long-snapping duties after Greg Warren left the game with a knee injury...had two solo tackles on special teams...11/3 at Washington: Finished with nine tackles (five solo)...had 1.5 sacks, giving him 10 for the season, the most in his career up to that point...had two solo tackles on special teams...11/9 vs. Indianapolis: Registered a season-high 11 tackles (eight solo)...surpassed 200 tackles for his career (204)...had one sack and five QB pressures...recorded one solo tackle on special teams...11/16 vs. San Diego: Played in his 70th career game...finished with five tackles (two solo)...his second quarter sack of Philip Rivers and forced a fumble in the end zone that resulted in a safety...notched his first interception at the end of the first half and returned it 33 yards...added three QB pressures...11/30 at New England: Finished with eight tackles (six solo)...recorded two sacks...forced two fumbles, his fifth and sixth of the season...recorded one solo tackle on special teams...12/7 vs. Dallas: Registered seven tackles (six solo), one sack, two QB pressures and one forced fumble...his forced fumble on that same play gave him seven for the season, breaking his career-high of six set in 2007...had one solo tackle on special teams...12/14 at Baltimore: Finished with seven tackles (one solo) and had three QB pressures...12/21 at Tennessee: Played in his 75th career game...finished with seven tackles (three solo), which gave him 100 tackles in a season for the first time in his career...had one QB pressure...his sack of Kerry Collins in the third quarter gave him 16 for the season, breaking the team’s single-season record previously shared with Mike Merriweather...12/28 vs. Cleveland: Was inactive due to a hip injury, ending his streak of 32 consecutive starts...AFC Divisional Game 1/11 vs. San Diego: Made his second consecutive postseason start at OLB...finished with three tackles (two solo) and had one QB pressure...recorded a sack in the fourth quarter...AFC Championship Game 1/18 vs. Baltimore: Finished with six tackles (five solo) and had three QB pressures... Super Bowl XLIII 2/1 vs. Arizona: Made his fourth consecutive postseason start at OLB...finished with four tackles (three solo), one pass defense and two QB pressures...recorded a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown on the final play of the first half, the longest play in Super Bowl history...was his first career postseason interception and touchdown.

2007 (16-16/1-1): Started all 16 games and the playoff loss to Jacksonville at ROLB in first season as a starter...named 2008 Team MVP...was GMC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 9 when he had eight tackles, 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one interception and a fumble recovery against Baltimore...was AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November...named Associated Press All-Pro Second-Team...voted a starter for the AFC in the Pro Bowl, his first career appearance...finished fourth on the team with 80 tackles and led the team with 8.5 sacks and six forced fumbles, all then career highs...also added two fumble recoveries and an interception...tied for second on team with 12 special teams tackles...forced one fumble on special teams...recorded eight tackles, 1.5 sacks and three pass defenses in the playoff loss against Jacksonville...his 1.5 sacks were his first career postseason sacks...9/9 at Cleveland: Started at ROLB and tied for the most tackles in the game with seven solo tackles...tallied one-half sack for a loss of five yards...had one quarterback pressure...9/16 vs. Buffalo: Started his third consecutive game at ROLB and had one sack for a loss of seven yards before leaving the game due to injury...also had two special teams tackles (one solo)...9/23 vs. San Francisco: Started his fourth consecutive game at ROLB...had four solo tackles and added two more on special teams...part of a defensive unit that held Frank Gore to 39 rushing yards...9/30 at Arizona: Started at ROLB...registered three tackles (two solo) including a half sack for a loss of four yards...also had one quarterback pressure...saw action on special teams and managed one solo tackle... 10/7 vs. Seattle: Made his sixth consecutive start at ROLB...tallied six tackles (five solo)...part of a defensive unit that allowed only 144 total yards, 38 rushing yards, 106 passing yards and only eight first downs... also registered one special teams tackle...10/21 at Denver: Started at ROLB and played in his 50th career game...racked up a total of eight tackles (seven solo)...also registered his third sack of the season for a loss of three yards...part of a defensive unit that allowed Denver running backs to gain only 54 rushing yards...10/28 at Cincinnati: Started at ROLB...racked up seven tackles (five solo)...also caused and recovered a fumble on Kenny Watson, which ended any chances of a Cincinnati comeback late in the fourth quarter...11/5 vs. Baltimore: Made his 15th consecutive start at ROLB...earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors...paced the team in tackles with nine (eight solo) including 3.5 sacks for a loss of 25.5 yards...forced three fumbles (one on special teams) and one fumble recovery...posted his first interception of the season and the second of his career and returned it for 20 yards...part of a defensive unit that allowed the Ravens only 104 total yards, with 64 coming on the ground and 40 yards by air...the Baltimore offense managed only five first downs all night...11/11 vs. Cleveland: Started in his 10th consecutive game at ROLB...racked up four tackles (three solo)...recorded one quarterback pressure and two caused fumbles...part of a defensive unit that allowed only 163 total yards, including 40 rushing and 123 passing yards...also added two solo special teams tackles...11/18 at New York Jets: Made his 11th consecutive start at ROLB...tallied four solo tackles, including one sack on Kellen Clemens for a loss of nine yards...added three quarterback hits...also managed to rack up two special teams tackles (one solo)...11/26 vs. Miami: Started at ROLB, while playing in his 55th career game...recorded two solo tackles...added one sack on Dolphins QB John Beck in the fourth quarter for a loss of five yards...part of a defense that gave up only 159 total yards, including 49 rushing, 110 passing and only nine first downs...12/2 vs. Cincinnati: Made his 20th career start at ROLB...finished the game with four tackles (three solo) and one pressure on Bengals’ quarterback Carson Palmer...12/9 at New England: Played in his 20th consecutive game, while starting at ROLB...finished with four tackles (three solo) and one pressure on Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady...12/16 vs. Jacksonville: Made his 15th consecutive start at ROLB...totaled seven tackles (five solo) with one hit on Jaguars’ quarterback David Garrard...also had one solo special teams tackle...12/20 at St. Louis: Made his 23rd career start at ROLB...finished with three tackles (two solo) and one pass defensed...12/30 at Baltimore: Made his 17th consecutive start at ROLB... finished with seven tackles (six solo)...AFC Wild Card Game 1/5 vs. Jacksonville: Registered his fifth consecutive playoff appearance and his first playoff start at ROLB...tallied eight tackles (four solo)...registered his first career postseason sack for a loss of five yards...added a half-sack in the fourth quarter.

2006 (11-1): Made his lone start of the season in the season finale in place of the injured Clark Haggans...finished the season with eight tackles on defense and 15 special teams tackles...9/7 vs. Miami: Logged three defensive snaps and registered two quarterback hurries/pressures...recorded one solo special teams tackle...9/18 at Jacksonville: Recorded a game-high four special teams tackles...9/24 vs. Cincinnati: Led the team with two solo special teams tackles...10/8 at San Diego: Saw action on special teams before suffering a high ankle sprain and did not return...11/19 at Cleveland: Was active for the first time after missing five games due to an ankle injury...11/26 at Baltimore: Collected two special teams tackles (one solo)...12/3 vs. Tampa Bay: Recorded two tackles (one solo) and one quarterback hurry/pressure...added two special teams tackles (one solo)...12/7 vs. Cleveland: Recorded a game-high three solo special teams tackles...12/17 at Carolina: Collected one tackle and one quarterback hurry/pressure... added one solo special teams tackle...blocked a punt in the second quarter that led to a Steelers touchdown and a 17-0 lead, the first punt block for the team since 2002...12/31 at Cincinnati: Started at ROLB for the injured Clark Haggans...recorded three solo tackles...added one quarterback hurry/pressure.

2005 (16-3/2-0): Played in all 16 games and two of the four postseason games...made three starts during the regular season when Clark Haggans was sidelined with an injury...missed the AFC Divisional Playoff Game and the AFC Championship Game with an ankle injury...finished the season with a then-career-high 21 solo defensive tackles...posted three sacks on the year and also had his first career interception (Week 5 at San Diego)...9/18 at Houston: Recorded his first sack of the season...led team with three solo special teams tackles...9/25 vs. New England: Logged only three defensive snaps but registered a sack for a loss of eight yards...also had a special teams tackle...10/10 at San Diego: Started at LOLB in place of injured starter Haggans...intercepted first career pass off of Drew Brees and returned it 25 yards...registered six defensive tackles (four solo), including three stops for loss and defensed one pass...10/16 vs. Jacksonville: Started for the second consecutive game at LOLB...finished with seven tackles (six solo)...had a sack for seven yards and two quarterback hurries/ pressures...10/23 at Cincinnati: Started third straight game at LOLB for the injured Haggans...recorded five tackles (three solo) and one tackle for a loss... also added a quarterback hurry/pressure and a pass defense...10/31 vs. Baltimore: Saw action as backup OLB with the return of Haggans...finished with two solo tackles and a tackle for a loss...11/6 at Green Bay: Recorded one solo tackle on 20 snaps and added a solo special teams tackle...11/20 at Baltimore: Recorded two tackles...added three special teams tackles (two solo)...12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Recorded one special teams tackle...12/11 vs. Chicago: Totaled two special teams tackles (one solo)...12/18 at Minnesota: Recorded one assisted tackle for a loss of one yard on his only snap on defense...on that play he stopped Ciatrick Fason on a third-and-one to hold the Vikings to a field goal...played on special teams...12/24 at Cleveland: Recorded four special teams tackles (two solo)...deflected a Kyle Richardson punt that traveled eight yards...made highlights when he slammed a fan to the ground for trespassing onto the field...AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Cincinnati: Played on special teams...made one assisted tackle on special teams...injured right ankle in the first quarter while making tackle and did not return...missed first to playoff games due to ankle injury...Super Bowl XL 2/5 vs. Seattle: Led the special teams with three tackles (two solo).

2004 (16-4/2-0): Saw action in all 16 games, starting four...scored his first career TD on a fumble return at Buffalo (Week 17)...finished the season with a career high 25 special teams tackles...9/12 vs. Oakland: Tied Sean Morey for team honors with three special teams tackles (two solo)...9/19 at Baltimore: Had three special teams tackles...11/14 at Cleveland: Performed superbly when he was thrust into his first career start when Joey Porter was ejected prior to the game because of a pre-game brawl...registered his first quarterback sack...finished with six total tackles (five solo)...also was credited with a quarterback hurry/pressure and a pass defense...11/28 vs. Washington: Had a big day on special teams, registering a team-high six special teams tackles (five solo)...12/5 at Jacksonville: Had one special teams assist...played one defensive snap...12/12 vs. New York Jets: Produced another solid performance filling in for injured Clark Haggans...finished with six total tackles (four solo)...12/18 at New York Giants: Made his second career start for Haggans...finished with five total tackles (two solo)...also was credited with one pass defensed...12/26 vs. Baltimore: Had another strong game in place of the injured Haggans...finished with five total tackles (four solo)...also was credited with four quarterback hurries/pressures and two passes defensed...1/2 at Buffalo: Scored his first career TD on a sack and forced fumble by Ricardo Colclough that he retrieved in midair and raced 18 yards for a score... also recorded three total tackles—all solo...AFC Divisional Game 1/15 vs. New York Jets: Led the team with three special teams tackles...AFC Championship Game 1/23 vs. New England: Was credited with two special teams tackles (one solo).

2003 (0-0): Made final roster but was released two days later (9/13)...was signed to practice squad (9/17) but was eventually released (10/7) and did not play for the remainder of the season.

2002 (1-0/0-0): Originally joined team as a rookie free agent...was released 9/1 and then re-signed to the practice squad 9/3...was activated to roster 12/17 when running back Verron Haynes was placed on the Reserve/Injured List...dressed in the final regular season game and played on special teams...was inactive for both postseason games.

COLLEGE: Named the team’s Outstanding Defensive Player in 2000 and 2001…was an All-MAC First Team selection at outside linebacker in 2001...finished third in the league’s Defensive Player of the Year balloting...registered 98 tackles (72 solo), three interceptions, five passes defended, forced three fumbles and recovered one fumble...led the MAC with 15 sacks and ranked second in the conference with 20 tackles for losses... led team with 106 tackles (65 solo) and 13 tackles for a loss in 2000...moved into the starting lineup for the final three games of the 1999 season...finished fifth on the team with 67 tackles (42 solo)...led team with eight tackles for a loss...majored in general studies.

PERSONAL: Attended Coventry High School (Akron, Ohio)...is the son of Mildred and James Harrison Sr....has two sons, James and Henry...Full name: James Harrison, Jr.

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