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James Harrison
LB #92
Height:
6-0
Weight:
242
Age:
38
College:
Kent State
Experience:
14

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
4
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 736 531 205 76.5 1 24 8 95 -- 33 0 32 9
2016 PIT 2 0 4 3 1 0.0 -- 1 1 0 -- 0 0 1 --
2015 PIT 15 1 40 27 13 5.0 -- 4 1 6 6 6 0 2 --
2014 PIT 11 4 45 29 16 5.5 -- 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 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @WAS W 38-16 3 2 1 0.0 -- 1 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2 CIN W 24-16 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --

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Biography

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Has the most multi-sack games in Steelers’ history (18) and second-most sacks (74.5) since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
  • Returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII, the longest interception return in Super Bowl history.
  • Selected as the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year and Linebacker of the Year by NFL Alumni in 2008.
  • Earned five straight Pro Bowl selections (2007-11).
  • Named first-team Associated Press All-Pro twice (2008 and 2010) and second-team Associated Press All-Pro twice (2007 and 2009).
  • 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 and Week 11, 2008).
  • Received GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week honors three times (Weeks 11 and 13, 2008 and Week 9, 2007).
  • Named Steelers’ MVP back-to-back years (2007-08).
  • Named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the PFWA’s All-NFL Team, The Sporting News’ All-Pro Defense and Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team in 2010.
  • Selected to Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team in 2009.
  • Tabbed Pro Football Weekly’s and the PFWA’s Defensive Player of the Year, named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the PFWA’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 PFWA’s All-AFC Team in 2007.

PRO (174-111/16-9): Signed a two-year contract with the Steelers on March 22, 2015…signed with the Steelers on September 23, 2014…retired as a Steeler on September 5, 2014…released by the Cincinnati Bengals on March 14, 2013…signed a two-year contract with the Bengals on April 23, 2013…released by the Steelers on March 9, 2013…re-signed a six-year contract with the Steelers on April 9, 2009...re-signed a four-year contract with the Steelers on April 13, 2006…signed with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent (from Baltimore) 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 from the Steelers’ practice squad on October 7, 2003…signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on September 17, 2003…released by the Steelers on September 13, 2003...promoted to the Steelers’ active roster from the team’s practice squad on December 17, 2002…signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on September 3, 2002…released by the Steelers on September 1, 2002…originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 22, 2002.

2016 (2-0):

  • 9/12 at Washington: Recorded his eighth career interception (seventh as a Steeler), picking off QB Kirk Cousins in the endzone late in the fourth quarter.
  • 9/18 vs. Cincinnati: Forced a fumble on WR Tyler Boyd late in the fourth quarter that was recovered by S Robert Golden…marked his 31st career forced fumble…is responsible for a takeaway in three straight regular-season games for the second time in his career (2007, Weeks 8-10).

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Has the most multi-sack games in Steelers’ history (18) and second-most sacks (74.5) since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
  • Returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII, the longest interception return in Super Bowl history.
  • Selected as the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year and Linebacker of the Year by NFL Alumni in 2008.
  • Earned five straight Pro Bowl selections (2007-11).
  • Named first-team Associated Press All-Pro twice (2008 and 2010) and second-team Associated Press All-Pro twice (2007 and 2009).
  • 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 and Week 11, 2008).
  • Received GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week honors three times (Weeks 11 and 13, 2008 and Week 9, 2007).
  • Named Steelers’ MVP back-to-back years (2007-08).
  • Named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the PFWA’s All-NFL Team, The Sporting News’ All-Pro Defense and Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team in 2010.
  • Selected to Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team in 2009.
  • Tabbed Pro Football Weekly’s and the PFWA’s Defensive Player of the Year, named to Pro Football Weekly’s and to the PFWA’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 PFWA’s All-AFC Team in 2007.

PRO (174-111/16-9): Signed a two-year contract with the Steelers on March 22, 2015…signed with the Steelers on September 23, 2014…retired as a Steeler on September 5, 2014…released by the Cincinnati Bengals on March 14, 2013…signed a two-year contract with the Bengals on April 23, 2013…released by the Steelers on March 9, 2013…re-signed a six-year contract with the Steelers on April 9, 2009...re-signed a four-year contract with the Steelers on April 13, 2006…signed with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent (from Baltimore) 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 from the Steelers’ practice squad on October 7, 2003…signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on September 17, 2003…released by the Steelers on September 13, 2003...promoted to the Steelers’ active roster from the team’s practice squad on December 17, 2002…signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on September 3, 2002…released by the Steelers on September 1, 2002…originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 22, 2002.

2016 (2-0):

  • 9/12 at Washington: Recorded his eighth career interception (seventh as a Steeler), picking off QB Kirk Cousins in the endzone late in the fourth quarter.
  • 9/18 vs. Cincinnati: Forced a fumble on WR Tyler Boyd late in the fourth quarter that was recovered by S Robert Golden…marked his 31st career forced fumble…is responsible for a takeaway in three straight regular-season games for the second time in his career (2007, Weeks 8-10).

2015 (15-1/2-0): Played in 15 games with one start during the regular season…totaled 5.0 sacks and two forced fumbles…became the second Steeler since 1987 (Greg Lloyd) to record 30 forced fumbles…inactive 11/15 vs. Cleveland due to a knee injury…saw action in both postseason contests, as he led the team with 2.0 postseason sacks.

  • 10/1 vs. Baltimore: Joined Jason Gildon (77.0) as the just the second player in team history to record 70.0 sacks since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
  • 10/18 vs. Arizona: Started his first game of the season in place of injured LB Jarvis Jones…sacked QB Carson Palmer for a seven-yard loss…also forced a fumble.
  • 12/6 vs. Indianapolis: Totaled 3.0 sacks with one forced fumble, the 30th forced fumble of his career on defense…marked his sixth career game during the regular season that he recorded at least 3.0 sacks in a single game and the first time since he recorded 3.0 against Cincinnati on December 4, 2011…marked his 18th career multi-sack game.
  • 1/3 at Cleveland: Picked off QB Austin Davis in the third quarter, his first interception of the season and first since November 17, 2013…tied a career-high with two pass breakups.
  • AFC Wild Card Game 1/9 at Cincinnati: Sacked QB AJ McCarron in the first quarter.
  • AFC Divisional Playoff 1/17 at Denver: Sacked QB Peyton Manning for a seven-yard loss, increasing his postseason sack total as a Steeler to 8.5, the second-most by a Steeler since sacks became an official statistic in 1982…with 2.0 sacks in the postseason, now has three postseasons with multiple sacks (2007 and 2010).

2014 (11-4/1-1) (PIT): Saw action in 11 games with four starts in the regular season…started the lone postseason contest…inactive due to a knee injury Weeks 14-15.

  • 10/26 vs. Indianapolis: Sacked QB Andrew Luck twice for a loss of 15 yards.
  • 11/2 vs. Baltimore: Marked only the second time in his career (2009) that he recorded multiple sacks in back-to-back games.
  • 12/21 vs. Kansas City: Returned to the starting lineup after missing two games due to a knee injury…recorded 1.5 sacks.

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, 2.0 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery in the regular season.

  • 10/13 at Buffalo: Recorded his first sack of the season.
  • 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 (13-13) (PIT): Started the final 13 games after being inactive due to a knee injury for the first three games…totaled 71 tackles, 6.0 sacks and two forced fumbles…his six sacks tied for the team lead. 

  • 10/7 vs. Philadelphia: Made his season debut, starting at ROLB…finished with a game-high four quarterback pressures.
  • 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.
  • 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…tied Joey Porter for the second-most sacks by a Steeler since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
  • 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 passed 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.
  • 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…added three QB pressures.
  • 12/23 vs. Cincinnati: Recorded a sack for a zero-yard loss.
  • 12/30 vs. Cleveland: Tied a season-high with 11 tackles…recorded a two-yard sack on QB Thad Lewis on a third-and-six…the Browns missed a FG on the next play.

2011 (11-11/1-1) (PIT): Started 11 regular-season games…missed four regular-season games (Weeks 5-8) due to an eye injury and one game due to a suspension (Week 15 at San Francisco)...finished the regular season 9.0 sacks…added 17 QB pressures, one pass breakup and two forced fumbles...started the lone postseason contest.

  • 9/18 vs. Seattle: Registered his first sack of the season, a four-yarder…became the sixth player in Steelers’ history to record 50.0 sacks.
  • 9/25 at Indianapolis: Forced a fumble on a sack in the fourth quarter that S Troy Polamalu returned for a touchdown.
  • 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…recorded 3.0 sacks for minus-11 yards…passed Greg Lloyd (53.5) for the fourth-most sacks 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.
  • 12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Finished with 3.0 sacks…posted a six-yard sack late in the first half, and he had an eight-yard sack and a 10-yard sack in the third quarter…became the third Steeler to register at least three sacks multiple times in one season.
  • 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) (PIT): Started all 16 regular-season games…finished the season with 100 tackles, which tied a career high…finished with 10.5 sacks, marking the third consecutive season he had double-digit sacks...became the first player in team history to record at least 10.0 sacks in three straight seasons…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 4.0 sacks, including 3.0 in the AFC Divisional Playoff vs. Baltimore.

  • 9/12 vs. Atlanta: Had one sack for a five-yard loss.
  • 9/19 at Tennessee: Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week...finished with nine tackles, 2.0 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.
  • 10/3 vs. Baltimore: Had one forced fumble.
  • 10/17 vs. Cleveland: Had a career-best 14 tackles...forced a fumble in the second quarter...had 2.0 sacks and one pass breakup.
  • 10/24 at Miami: Recorded his first interception of the season near the end of the fourth quarter.
  • 10/31 at New Orleans: Posted a 10-yard sack late in the first half...had three QB pressures.
  • 11/8 at Cincinnati: Had one sack for an eight-yard loss.
  • 11/21 vs. Oakland: Posted his second interception of the season...forced a fumble on a seven-yard sack in the second quarter...posted a 12-yard sack on the Raiders’ first drive of the second half.
  • 11/28 at Buffalo: Recorded a seven-yard sack in the third quarter...forced his sixth fumble of the season.
  • 12/23 vs. Carolina: Posted a six-yard sack in the third quarter.
  • AFC Divisional Playoff 1/15 vs. Baltimore: Had seven tackles, two QB pressures and two pass breakups...registered 3.0 sacks, which ties the team-record for most sacks in a single postseason game...marked his first career postseason game with 3.0 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.
  • 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: Had one sack for a six-yard loss.

2009 (16-16) (PIT): Started all 16 games...totaled 10.0 sacks and five forced fumbles.

  • 9/10 vs. Tennessee: Forced a fumble on TE Bo Scaife on the opening possession of the third quarter.
  • 9/20 at Chicago: Forced a fumble on RB Matt Forte in the fourth quarter.
  • 10/4 vs. San Diego: Registered five tackles, 2.0 sacks, three QB pressures and one forced fumble.
  • 10/11 at Detroit: Forced one forced fumble and had three QB pressures.
  • 10/25 vs. Minnesota: Registered seven tackles with 2.0 sacks.
  • 11/15 vs. Cincinnati: Recorded one sack and two QB pressures.
  • 11/22 at Kansas City: Logged six tackles, two QB pressures and one sack.
  • 12/27 vs. Baltimore: Forced one fumble.

2008 (15-15/3-3) (PIT): Started 15 regular-season games...inactive 12/28 vs. Cleveland due to a hip injury…totaled a career-high 100 tackles…established a franchise record with a career-high 16.0 sacks...set a career high with seven forced fumbles...added 12 special teams tackles (three, 9/14 at Cleveland, two, 10/27 vs. N.Y. Giants and 11/3 at Washington, and one, 9/7 vs. Houston, 9/29 vs. Baltimore, 11/9 vs. Indianapolis, 11/30 at New England and 12/7 at Dallas)…started all three postseason games...finished the postseason with 13 tackles, one sack and one pass breakup…his 100-yard interception return for a touchdown on the final play of the first half of Super Bowl XLIII is the longest interception return in Super Bowl history, and is the longest play in Steelers’ postseason history.

  • 9/7 vs. Houston: Led the team with 10 tackles and 3.0 sacks…forced a fumble in the fourth quarter which was recovered by LB LaMarr Woodley and led to a FG that put the Steelers up 38-10.
  • 9/29 vs. Baltimore: Led the team with eight tackles, 2.5 sacks and two quarterback pressures...forced a fumble on QB Joe Flacco in the third quarter which was recovered by Woodley for a touchdown.
  • 10/5 at Jacksonville: Finished with four tackles, including a key six-yard sack and forced fumble on QB David Garrard on the Jaguars’ final possession.
  • 10/19 at Cincinnati: Recorded 2.0 sacks on QB Ryan Fitzpatrick...led the team with five QB pressures.
  • 10/26 vs. New York Giants: Led the team with a season-high seven QB pressures...handled the team’s long-snapping duties after LS Greg Warren left the game with a knee injury.
  • 11/3 at Washington: Finished with nine tackles and 1.5 sacks.
  • 11/9 vs. Indianapolis: Registered a season-high 11 tackles…had one sack and five QB pressures.
  • 11/16 vs. San Diego: His second quarter sack on QB Philip Rivers forced a fumble in the end zone that resulted in a safety...recorded an 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...recorded 2.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.
  • 12/7 vs. Dallas: Registered seven tackles, one sack, two QB pressures and one forced fumble, his seventh forced fumble of the season.
  • 12/21 at Tennessee: Totaled 100 tackles in a season for the first time in his career...had one QB pressure...his sack of QB Kerry Collins in the third quarter gave him 16 for the season, breaking the team’s single-season record previously shared with LB Mike Merriweather.
  • AFC Divisional Playoff 1/11 vs. San Diego: Finished with three tackles and had one QB pressure...recorded a sack in the fourth quarter.
  • AFC Championship Game 1/18 vs. Baltimore: Finished with six tackles and three QB pressures.
  • Super Bowl XLIII 2/1 vs. Arizona: Finished with four tackles, 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 interception return in Super Bowl history at the time...marked his first career postseason interception and defensive touchdown.

2007 (16-16/1-1) (PIT): Started all 16 games and the lone postseason game in his first season as a starter...finished with 80 tackles and led the team with 8.5 sacks, to go along with six forced fumbles…also added two fumble recoveries and one interception...on special teams, he recorded 12 tackles (two, 9/16 vs. Buffalo, 9/23 vs. San Francisco, 11/11 vs. Cleveland and 11/18 at N.Y. Jets, and one, 9/30 at Arizona, 10/7 vs. Seattle, 11/5 vs. Baltimore and 12/16 vs. Jacksonville)...also forced one fumble on special teams…in the postseason, he recorded two special teams tackles 1/5 vs. Jacksonville.

  • 9/9 at Cleveland: Tallied a half sack for a loss of five yards.
  • 9/30 at Arizona: Recorded a half sack for a loss of four yards.
  • 10/21 at Denver: Racked up a total of eight tackles…also registered his third sack of the season for a loss of three yards.
  • 10/28 at Cincinnati: Forced and recovered a fumble on RB Kenny Watson.
  • 11/5 vs. Baltimore: Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors...paced the team in tackles with nine, totaled 3.5 sacks, forced three fumbles (one on special teams) and had one fumble recovery...recorded one interception.
  • 11/11 vs. Cleveland: Forced two fumbles.
  • 11/18 at New York Jets: Sacked QB Kellen Clemens for a loss of nine yards.
  • 11/26 vs. Miami: Sacked Dolphins’ QB John Beck in the fourth quarter for a loss of five yards.
  • AFC Wild Card Game 1/5 vs. Jacksonville: Registered his first playoff start...tallied eight tackles…registered his first career postseason sack for a loss of five yards, and finished with a total of 1.5 sacks.

2006 (11-1) (PIT): Saw action in 11 games, missing five games due to an ankle injury (Weeks 6-10)…made his lone start of the season in the season finale 12/31 at Cincinnati, in place of the injured Clark Haggans...totaled 15 special teams tackles (four, 9/18 at Jacksonville, three, 12/7 vs. Cleveland, two, 9/24 vs. Cincinnati, 11/26 at Baltimore and 12/3 vs. Tampa Bay, and one, 9/7 vs. Miami and 12/17 at Carolina).

  • 12/17 at Carolina: Blocked a punt in the second quarter, the first punt block for the team since 2002.
  • 12/31 at Cincinnati: Started at ROLB…recorded three solo tackles...added one QB pressure.

2005 (16-3/2-0) (PIT): Played in all 16 games and two of the four postseason games...made three starts during the regular season when LB Clark Haggans was sidelined with an injury...missed the AFC Divisional Playoff and the AFC Championship Game due to an ankle injury...posted 3.0 sacks on the year and also recorded his first career interception…added 18 special teams tackles in the regular season (four, 12/24 at Cleveland, three, 9/18 at Houston and 11/20 at Baltimore, two, 11/28 at Indianapolis and 12/11 vs. Chicago, and one, 9/11 vs. Tennessee, 9/25 vs. New England, 11/6 at Green Bay and 12/4 vs. Cincinnati), and four in the postseason (three, 2/5 vs. Seattle, and one, 1/8 at Cincinnati).

  • 9/18 at Houston: Recorded his first sack of the season.
  • 9/25 vs. New England: Registered a sack for a loss of eight yards.
  • 10/10 at San Diego: Started at LOLB in place of the injured Haggans...intercepted his first career pass off of QB Drew Brees and returned it 25 yards...registered six defensive tackles.
  • 10/16 vs. Jacksonville: Finished with seven tackles…had one sack for seven yards and two QB pressures.
  • AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Cincinnati: Injured his right ankle in the first quarter and did not return.

2004 (16-4/2-0) (PIT): Saw action in all 16 games, starting four...scored his first career defensive touchdown on a fumble return at Buffalo (Week 17)...finished the regular season with a career high 25 special teams tackles (six, 11/28 vs. Washington, three, 9/12 vs. Oakland, 9/19 at Baltimore and 11/21 at Cincinnati, two, 10/3 vs. Cincinnati and 10/10 vs. Cleveland, and one, 10/17 at Dallas, 10/31 vs. New England, 11/7 vs. Philadelphia, 12/5 at Jacksonville, 12/12 vs. N.Y. Jets and 1/2 vs. Buffalo), and five special teams tackles in the postseason (three, 1/15 vs. N.Y. Jets, and two, 1/23 vs. New England)…

  • 11/14 at Cleveland: Was thrust into his first career start when LB Joey Porter was ejected prior to the game because of a pregame brawl...registered his first quarterback sack...finished with six total tackles.
  • 12/12 vs. New York Jets: Produced another solid performance filling in for injured LB Clark Haggans...finished with six total tackles.
  • 12/26 vs. Baltimore: Had another strong game in place of the injured Haggans...finished with five total tackles…also was credited with four QB pressures.
  • 1/2 at Buffalo: Scored his first career touchdown on a sack and forced fumble by CB Ricardo Colclough that he retrieved in midair and raced 18 yards for a score.

2003 (0-0) (PIT): Made the final roster but was released on September 13…was signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on September 17 but was eventually released on October 7, and was not with a team for the remainder of the season.

2002 (1-0/0-0) (PIT): Was released on September 1 and then re-signed to the practice squad on September 3…was promoted to the active roster on December 17…dressed in the final regular season game (12/29 vs. Baltimore) and played on special teams...was inactive for both postseason games.

COLLEGE: Named Kent State’s Outstanding Defensive Player in 2000 and 2001…was a first-team All-MAC selection at outside linebacker in 2001, while finishing third in the league’s Defensive Player of the Year balloting, as he registered 98 tackles, three interceptions, five passes defensed, forced three fumbles and recovered one fumble...led the MAC with 15.0 sacks and ranked second in the conference with 20.0 TFLs in 2001…led team with 106 tackles and 13.0 TFLs in 2000...majored in general studies.

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