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James Harrison

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LB
Height: 
6-0

Weight:

242

Age

40
Kent State
16 Years Pro

2017 Season

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2017 Season

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James Harrison was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on Dec. 26, 2017 ... Originally signed by Pittsburgh as a rookie free agent (4/22/02) ... Released by Pittsburgh (9/1/02) ... Signed by Pittsburgh to the practice squad (9/3/02) ... Signed by Pittsburgh to the 53-man roster from the practice squad (12/17/02) ... Released by Pittsburgh (9/13/03) ... Signed by Pittsburgh to the practice squad (9/17/03) ... Released by Pittsburgh from the practice squad (10/7/03) ... Signed by Baltimore (1/15/04) ... Released by Baltimore (6/17/04) ...

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Biography

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

James Harrison was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on Dec. 26, 2017 ... Originally signed by Pittsburgh as a rookie free agent (4/22/02) ... Released by Pittsburgh (9/1/02) ... Signed by Pittsburgh to the practice squad (9/3/02) ... Signed by Pittsburgh to the 53-man roster from the practice squad (12/17/02) ... Released by Pittsburgh (9/13/03) ... Signed by Pittsburgh to the practice squad (9/17/03) ... Released by Pittsburgh from the practice squad (10/7/03) ... Signed by Baltimore (1/15/04) ... Released by Baltimore (6/17/04) ... Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent (7/28/04) ... Re-signed by Pittsburgh as an unrestricted free agent (4/13/06) ... Re-signed by Pittsburgh as an unrestricted free agent (4/13/09) ... Released by Pittsburgh (3/9/13) ... Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent (4/23/13) ... Released by Cincinnati (3/13/14) ... Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent (9/5/14) ... Retired (9/5/14) ... Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent (9/23/14) ... Re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent (3/22/15) ... Released by Pittsburgh (12/23/17).

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2017 (1/0, 3/2 - New England)

  • Made his Patriots debut as a reserve outside linebacker and impressed with five tackles total, while also adding two sacks, forcing a fumble on one of them, on the final defensive drive of the win vs. N.Y. Jets (12/31).
  • Contributed as a reserve linebacker and made three tackles total in the Divisional round victory vs.Tennessee (1/13).
  • Made his first start as a Patriot at linebacker and finished with three tackles total in the AFC Championship victory vs. Jacksonville (1/21).
  • Started at linebacker and finished with two tackles in Super Bowl LII vs. Philadelphia (2/4).

2017 (5/0 - Pittsburgh)

  • Appeared in five games as a reserve and posted three tackles ans one sack before being released on December 23.

2016 (15/7, 3/3 - Pittsburgh)

  • Played in 15 games with seven starts during the regular season and recorded 53 tackles while leading the team with five sacks. Also had one interception, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles.
  • Did not play vs. Cleveland (1/1).
  • Started all three postseason contests and racked up a playoff career-high 20 tackles. Also led the team with 2½ sacks and forced one fumble.
  • Became the team's all-time sack leader at Cleveland (11/20).
  • Tied for the team lead with six tackles in the Divisional Playoff win at Kansas City (1/15). Also tallied one sack, becoming the first Steeler to record at least a half-sack in four straight postseason games.

2015 (15/1, 2/0 - Pittsburgh)

  • Played in 15 games with one start during then egular season and posted 40 tackles, five sacks, one interception, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles.
  • Was inactive vs. Cleveland (11/15) due to injury.
  • Saw action in both playoff contests as a reserve. Posted 11 tackles and led the team with two sacks.
  • Tallied a season-high seven tackles and totaled three sacks, marking his sixth career regular season game with three sacks in a single game. Also forced a fumble.

2014 (11/4, 1/1 - Pittsburgh)

  • Played in 11 regular season games with four starts after re-joining the team on September 23. Posted 45 tackles and 5½ sacks.
  • Started in the Wild Card loss vs. Baltimore (1/3) and made two tackles.
  • Was inactive at Cincinnati (12/7) and at Atlanta (12/14) due to injury.
  • Recorded multiple sacks in back-to-back games vs. Indianapolis (10/26) and vs. Baltimore (11/2) for the second time in his career.

2013 (15/10, 1/0 - Cincinnati)

  • Appeared in 15 regular season games with 10 starts for the Bengals and totaled 30 tackles, two sacks, one interception, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery.
  • Appeared as a reserve in the Wild Card loss vs. Baltimore (1/5) and made three tackles.
  • Was inactive vs. Minnesota (12/22) due to injury.

2012 (13/13 - Pittsburgh)

  • Started all 13 games he played in and tallied 71 tackles, tied for a team-high six sacks and forced two fumbles.
  • Was inactive for the first three games of the season due to injury.
  • Posted a season-high 11 tackles and one sack in each of the Steelers matachups at Cleveland (11/25) and vs. Cleveland (12/30).

2011 (11/11, 1/1 - Pittsburgh)

  • Earned his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl selection.
  • Started all 11 regular season games he played in and registered 62 tackles, nine sacks, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles.
  • Started in the Wild Card loss at Denver (1/8) and made five tackles.
  • Was inactive for four games due to injury and missed one game due to suspension.
  • Returned after missing four games due to injury and tallied nine tackles and three sacks. Also forced a fumble.

2010 (16/16, 3/3 - Pittsburgh)

  • Named first-team Associated Press All Pro.
  • Was named to his fourth straight Pro Bowl.
  • Started all 16 regular season games and tied a career high with 100 tackles, 10½ sacks, two interceptions, three passes defensed, six forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
  • Became the first player in team history to record at least 10 sacks in three straight seasons.
  • Started all three playoff contests and finished with 15 tackles, four sacks and two passes defensed.
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week following his performance at Tennessee after finishing with nine tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
  • Had a career-best 14 tackles, two sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble vs. Cleveland (10/17).
  • Had seven tackles and registered three sacks in the Divisional Playoff win vs. Baltimore (1/15), which tied the team-record for most sacks in a single postseason game.
  • Had one sack for a 6-yard loss in the Super Bowl vs. Green Bay (2/6).

2009 (16/16 - Pittsburgh)

  • Named second-team Associated Press All Pro.
  • Earned his third consecutive Pro Bowl invitation.
  • Started all 16 games and recorded 73 tackles, 10 sacks, two passes defensed, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Totaled double-digit sacks for the second straight season.
  • Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October.
  • Registered five tackles and a season high three sacks to go along with a forced fumble at Detroit (10/11).

2008 (15/15, 3/3 - Pittsburgh)

  • Selected as NFL's Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Named first-team Associated Press All Pro.
  • Earned Pro Bowl Honors for the second straight season.
  • Started all 15 regular season games he played in and totaled a career high 100 tackles and established a franchise record with a single-season career high 16 sacks. Also had one interception and a career-high seven forced fumbles. Also posted 12 special teams tackles.
  • Started all three playoff games and finished the postseason with 13 tackles, one sack and one interception.
  • Was inactive for the regular season finale vs. Cleveland (12/28).
  • Earned Defensive Player of the Week honors following his performance vs. San Diego (11/16), in which he five tackles, one sack and an interception. His second quarter sack on QB Philip Rivers forced a fumble in the end zone that resulted in a safety.
  • Earned his second Defensive Player of the Week Award for his play at New England (11/30), when he registered eight tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles.
  • Finished with four tackles, one pass defense and two QB pressures in the Super Bowl XLIII win vs. Arizona (2/1). Also 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. It marked his first career postseason interception and defensive touchdown.

2007 (16/16, 1/1 - Pittsburgh)

  • Named second-team Associated Press All Pro.
  • Earned Pro Bowl honors for the first time in his career.
  • Started all 16 regular season games and tallied 80 tackles, led the team with 8½ sacks, one interception, two passes defensed, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Also recorded 12 special teams tackles.
  • Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors following his performance vs. Baltimore after he paced the team in tackles with nine, totaled a single-game career high 3½ sacks, forced three fumbles (one on special teams) and had one fumble recovery. Also recorded one interception.
  • Registered his first career playoff start in the AFC Wild Card Game vs. Jacksonville (1/5) and tallied eight tackles, registered his first career postseason sack and finished with a total of 1½ sacks.

2006 (11/1 - Pittsburgh)

  • Saw action in 11 games with one start and posted eight tackles on defense and 15 special teams tackles.
  • Blocked a punt in the second quarter at Carolina (12/17), the first blocked punt for the team since 2002.
  • Was inactive for five games due to injury.

2005 (16/3, 2/0 - Pittsburgh)

  • Played in all 16 regular season contests with three starts and tallied 30 tackles, three sacks, one interception, two passes defensed and 18 special teams tackles.
  • Appeared in two of the Steelers four playoff games as a reserve. Did not accrue any statistics.
  • Was inactive for the Divisional Playoff win at Indianapolis (1/15) and the AFC Championship Game at Denver (1/22) due to injury.
  • Returned from injury to play in the Super Bowl win vs. Seattle (2/5).
  • Posted six tackles and his first career interception at San Diego (10/2).

2004 (16/4, 2/0 - Pittsburgh)

  • Saw action in all 16 regular season games with two starts and posted 25 tackles, one sack, four passes defensed, one fumble recovery and a career high 25 special teams tackles.
  • Saw action as a reserve in two Steelers playoff games. Did not accrue any statistics.
  • Made his first career start at Cleveland (11/14) and registered six tackles and his first career sack. Also added a pass defensed.
  • Made three tackles and recovered a fumble that he returned 18 yards for his first career touchdown at Buffalo (1/2).

2003 (0/0 - Pittsburgh)

  • Initially made the Steelers 53-man roster coming out of training camp and was released on September 13.
  • Joined the Steelers practice squad on September 17 and was released on October 7.

2002 (1/0, 0/0 - Pittsburgh)

  • Signed with Pittsburgh as a rookie free agent on April 22 and was released at the end of training camp.
  • Joined the Steelers practice squad on September 3 and added to the 53-man roster on December 17.
  • Appeared in his first NFL game vs. Baltimore (12/29) 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 sacks and ranked second in the conference with 20.0 tackles for loss in 2001.
  • Led team with 106 tackles and 13tackles for loss in 2000.

PERSONAL

  • Attended Coventry High School (Akron, Ohio).
  • Has two sons, James and Henry.
  • Majored in general studies at Akron.

Stats

Career Stats

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seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2017PIT503301-0-----0-
2017NE105322-0-----1-
2016PIT1575339145-11---02-
2015PIT1514027135-41---02-
2014PIT1144529165.5-0-----0-
2013CIN15103016142-11---001
2012PIT13137049216-0-----2-
2011PIT11115948119-0-----2-
2010PIT1616100703010.5-52---061
2009PIT161679601910-2-----52
2008PIT1515101673416131---07-
2007PIT16169876228.5-31---073
2006PIT111201460-0-----0-
2005PIT163453693-31---00-
2004PIT16445369102-----01
2002PIT100------------
TOTAL79357322084.51248---0348

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
17CLEW 28-24
16@HOUW 34-6
15NEL 24-270------------
14BALW 39-380------------
13@CINW 23-200------------
12GBW 31-280------------
11TENW 40-170------------
10@INDW 20-170------------
8@DETW 20-150------------
7CINW 29-140------------
6@KCW 19-133301-0-----0-
5JAXL 9-300------------
4@BALW 26-90------------
3@CHIL 17-230------------
2MINW 26-90------------
1@CLEW 21-180------------

defensive

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2017PIT53301-0-----
2017NE15322-0-----
2016PIT155339145-1100-0
2015PIT154027135-410666
2014PIT114529165.5-0-----
2013CIN153016142-110999
2012PIT137049216-0-----
2011PIT115948119-0-----
2010PIT16100703010.5-520212
2009PIT1679601910-2-----
2008PIT151016734161310333333
2007PIT169876228.5-310202020
2006PIT11201460-0-----
2005PIT16453693-310252525
2004PIT1645369102-----
2002PIT10----------
TOTAL 19379357322084.51248095-33

fumbles

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2017PIT5-----------
2017NE1-----------
2016PIT15-----------
2015PIT15-----------
2014PIT11-----------
2013CIN15----1-0----
2012PIT13-----------
2011PIT11-----------
2010PIT16----1-0----
2009PIT16----2-0----
2008PIT1510-----0100
2007PIT16----3-0----
2006PIT11-----------
2005PIT16---1-0-----
2004PIT16----1-11---
2002PIT1-----------
TOTAL 19310-18011100

kick returns

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2017PIT5---------
2017NE1---------
2016PIT15---------
2015PIT15---------
2014PIT11---------
2013CIN15---------
2012PIT13---------
2011PIT11---------
2010PIT16---------
2009PIT16---------
2008PIT15---------
2007PIT16---------
2006PIT11---------
2005PIT161-2-2-200000
2004PIT16---------
2002PIT1---------
TOTAL 1931-2-2000000

punt returns

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2017PIT5---------
2017NE1---------
2016PIT15---------
2015PIT15---------
2014PIT11---------
2013CIN15---------
2012PIT13---------
2011PIT11---------
2010PIT16---------
2009PIT16111100000
2008PIT15---------
2007PIT16---------
2006PIT11---------
2005PIT1600--00010
2004PIT16---------
2002PIT1---------
TOTAL 193111100010
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defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
New York Jets15322-0-----
Baltimore Ravens10----------
Chicago Bears10----------
Cincinnati Bengals10----------
Cleveland Browns10----------
Detroit Lions00----------
Green Bay Packers00----------
Indianapolis Colts00----------
Jacksonville Jaguars00----------
Kansas City Chiefs13301-0-----
Minnesota Vikings00----------
New England Patriots00----------
Tennessee Titans00----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
vs AFC Teams15322-0-----
vs Own Division15322-0-----
Outside Own Division23301-0-----
vs AFC Teams43301-0-----
vs NFC Teams10----------
vs Own Division30----------

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December15322-0-----
December10----------
November00----------
October23301-0-----
September20----------

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Gillette Stadium15322-0-----
Arrowhead Stadium13301-0-----
FirstEnergy Stadium10----------
Ford Field00----------
Heinz Field20----------
Lucas Oil Stadium00----------
M&T Bank Stadium00----------
Paul Brown Stadium00----------
Soldier Field10----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Wins15322-0-----
Losses10----------
Wins43301-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Sundays15322-0-----
Mondays00----------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)00----------
Sundays53301-0-----
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