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Chris Harris
SS #43
Height:
6-0
Weight:
205
College:
Louisiana-Monroe
Hometown:
Little Rock, Ark.
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 101 439 351 88 1 0 32 16 0 200 -- 44
2012 JAC 5 2 1 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 DET 8 21 18 3 0 -- 2 1 0 19 19 19
2011 CHI 3 8 6 2 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 16 70 50 20 0 -- 7 5 0 69 13.8 39
2009 CAR 13 60 48 12 0 -- 6 3 0 3 1 3
2008 CAR 16 70 60 10 0 -- 3 1 0 16 16 16
2007 CAR 15 96 76 20 0 -- 5 1 0 30 30 30
2006 CHI 11 54 44 10 0 -- 3 2 0 19 9.5 16
2005 CHI 14 58 48 10 1 -- 5 3 0 44 14.7 44
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 101 1 0 13 1 8 0 54 0 0 0 0
2012 JAC 5 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DET 8 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 16 -- -- 0 -- 2 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 13 -- -- 2 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 16 -- -- 2 -- 1 -- 3 -- -- -- --
2007 CAR 15 1 0 8 -- 3 -- 2 -- 0 0 0
2006 CHI 11 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 CHI 14 -- -- 0 1 1 0 49 -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Traded by Carolina to Chicago in exchange for linebacker Jamar Williams (4/27/10)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (2/14/08)...Traded by Chicago to Carolina in exchange for a 2008 fifth-round draft choice (8/3/07)...Selected by Chicago in the sixth round (181st overall) of the NFL Draft (4/24/05).

GP/GS
Career (69/64) [5/5]; 2009 (13/13); 2008 (16/16) [1/1]; 2007 (15/15); 2006 (11/7) [3/3]; 2005 (14/13) [1/1].

2008
Started all 16 games for the first time in his career...Finished fourth on team with 80 tackles...Posted one interception, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...At San Diego (9/7): Tied for team lead in tackles with 10...Forced a fumble by Chargers tight end Antonio Gates that was recovered by Chris Gamble and returned 31 yards for a touchdown in season opening victory...Vs. Chicago (9/14): Forced a fumble by Bears tight end Greg Olsen that was recovered by Gamble and led to first score in a 20-17 win...Vs. Kansas City (10/5): Started on a defensive effort that recorded the fourth regular season shutout in team history, limiting Chiefs to 127 total yards...Vs. New Orleans (10/19): Recovered a second quarter fumble to set up first touchdown in victory...At New Orleans (12/28): 16-yard interception return in the second quarter set up Carolina's first touchdown in 33-31 NFC South title clinching game in season finale...NFC Divisional Plaoyffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Started at strong safety and finished second on team with 10 tackles.

2007
Started 15 games for Carolina after being acquired in a trade with Chicago during training camp in exchange for a 2008 fifth-round draft choice (8/3)...Inactive at Tampa Bay (12/30) after suffering a neck injury versus Dallas (12/22)...Led the NFL and established a team single-season record with eight forced fumbles, surpassing Mark Fields' seven in 2002...Ranked second on the team with a career-high 102 tackles and produced three fumble recoveries, one interception and four passes defensed...Key member of defense that ranked 11th in the NFL in yards-per-play and fourth in rushing yards per attempt...Helped defense limit opponents to less than 100 yards rushing in seven contests...Posted two special teams tackles...At St. Louis (9/9): Started at strong safety in his first contest with Carolina and forced a fumble by Rams running back Steven Jackson that was recovered by defensive end Julius Peppers in the third quarter...Contributed to defensive effort that limited St. Louis to 228 total yards and 162 passing yards...Vs. Houston (9/16): Forced a fumble by Texans tight end Owen Daniels in the first quarter that was recovered by cornerback Ken Lucas and led to Carolina's second touchdown...At Atlanta (9/23): Collected third forced fumble in as many games when he forced and recovered a fumble by Falcons running back Warrick Dunn in the first quarter...At New Orleans (10/7): Intercepted Saints quarterback Drew Brees with 3:11 remaining in the fourth quarter...At Arizona (10/14): Notched five tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery while contributing to a defensive unit that tied a season high with five takeaways...Vs. Indianapolis (10/28): Recovered a fumble by Colts tight end Ben Utecht that was forced by linebacker Na'il Diggs...Vs. Atlanta (11/11): Forced fumble by Falcons wide receiver Laurent Robinson that was recovered by cornerback Ken Lucas and returned 27 yards for a touchdown...At Jacksonville (12/9): Compiled single-game bests of 13 tackles and two forced fumbles to go along with one pass defensed and one quarterback hurry...Caused a fumble by Jaguars running back Fred Taylor in the second quarter that was recovered by defensive end Mike Rucker...Forced fumble by wide receiver Reggie Williams in the fourth quarter...Vs. Seattle (12/16): Forced eighth fumble of the season, knocking the ball loose from Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander in the fourth quarter...Surpassed Mark Fields' club-record seven forced fumbles in 2002.

2006
Played in 11 games with seven starts for Chicago and was inactive for five contests...Registered 54 tackles, two interceptions and two passes defensed...Added four special teams tackles...Started the first two games at free safety before starting the final five contests at strong safety...Inactive at Minnesota (9/24) and versus Seattle (10/1) with an ankle injury and at Arizona (10/16), versus San Francisco (10/29) and versus Miami (11/5) with a quadriceps injury... POSTSEASON: Started all three playoff games at strong safety... Produced 20 tackles, one forced fumble, one interception and one pass defensed...At New York Giants (11/12): Picked off Giants quarterback Eli Manning and returned it 16 yards, leading to a Bears touchdown...Vs. Minnesota (12/3): Talllied a season-high 12 tackles...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/17): Recorded interception off of Buccaneers quarterback Tim Rattay...NFC Championship vs. New Orleans (1/21): Led the Bears with nine tackles...Forced a fumble by Saints wide receiver Marques Colston that was recovered by teammate Nathan Vasher and resulted in a Bears field goal...Super Bowl XLI vs. Indianapolis (2/4): Intercepted Colts quarterback Peyton Manning on the first offensive series of the game.

2005
Selected in the sixth round (181st overall) of the NFL Draft by Chicago...Played in 14 games with 13 starts at free safety...Entered the starting lineup in the second game of the season...Posted 70 tackles, one sack, one fumble recovery, three interceptions, eight passes defensed and five special teams stops...Three interceptions marked the most by a Bears safety since Mike Brown picked off three passes in 2002 and the most by a Bears rookie safety since Mark Carrier snagged 10 in 1990...Inactive at Pittsburgh (12/11) and versus Atlanta (12/18) with a knee injury...POSTSEASON: Started at free safety in the NFC Divisional Playoff versus Carolina (1/15)... Ranked first on the team with 11 tackles...Forced Panthers running back DeShaun Foster to fumble...Vs. Detroit (9/18): Made first NFL start and responded with eight tackles...Vs. Minnesota (10/16): Victimized Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper for first career interception and returned it 44 yards...At New Orleans (11/6): Led the Bears secondary with eight tackles...Sacked Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks for a six-yard loss...Recovered a fumble by Saints running back Aaron Stecker and returned it 49 yards to set up a Bears touchdown...Vs Green Bay (12/4): Suffered a knee injury in the first half that caused him to be inactive for the next two contests...At Green Bay (12/25): Returned to the starting lineup...Intercepted a single-game best two passes, picking off Packers quarterback Brett Favre.

COLLEGE
Started all 45 games he played during his career at Louisiana-Monroe...Recorded 352 tackles, one sack, 14 interceptions, 13 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries... Played free and strong safety...2004 (Sr.): First-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection...Started 11 games...Led the Warhawks with seven interceptions...Ranked second on the team with 96 tackles... Notched three passes defensed, a team-leading four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...2003 (Jr.): First-team All-Sun Belt Conference choice...Started 11 games...Led the Warhawks with four interceptions...Finished third on the team with 86 tackles...Posted one sack and two passes defensed...2002 (So.): Second-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection...Started 12 games...Collected a team-leading 96 tackles, one interception, five passes defensed and one fumble recovery...Intercepted current New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning against Mississippi...2001 (Fr.): Started 11 games...Led the Warhawks with two interceptions...Gathered 74 tackles, which ranked third on the team, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...2000: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended J.A. Fair HS in Little Rock, Ark....Majored in general studies at Louisiana-Monroe.

 

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    New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk (33) carries the ball as he is hit by Carolina Panthers safety Chris Harris (43) during their NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday afternoon, Dec. 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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    Carolina Panthers safety Chris Harris (43) hits the arm of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) as he throws the ball during an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
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    Carolina Panthers' Chris Harris (43) intercepts a pass intended for Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Maurice Stovall (85) in the second half of the Panthers' 16-6 win in an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. (AP Photo/Rick Havner)
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    Carolina Panthers safety Chris Harris (43) tackles New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller (81)during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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    Carolina Panthers' Chris Harris tackles New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller (81) as Keller fumbles the ball during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)