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Michael Harris
T #79
Height:
6-5
Weight:
318
College:
UCLA
Hometown:
Duarte, Calif.
Experience:
3
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 27 12
2014 MIN 7 0
2013 SD 5 3
2012 SD 15 9

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Bio

A year after turning in one of the gutsiest performances by a Charger, Harris endured one of the most frustrating as a broken ankle brought his second NFL season to a premature end.

Harris joined the Chargers in 2012 as an undrafted rookie.  A right tackle at UCLA, the 6-5, 318-pounder earned an opportunity at left tackle when injuries kept the team’s incumbent starter off the field during training camp. He performed well and earned the confidence of his teammates and the coaching staff, and when the 2012 season opener arrived, Harris was tabbed as the team’s starting left tackle and he ended up playing in 15 games and made nine starts.

The Chargers’ offensive line had a different look in 2013 with King Dunlap being signed to play left tackle and rookie first-round pick D.J. Fluker taking over at right, but still Harris made the team as the backup swing tackle. He saw action in the first five games, starting Week 3 in Tennessee while Fluker was out with a concussion and then Weeks 4 & 5 against Dallas and Oakland while Dunlap was down with the same ailment. But in the second half of the Raiders game in Week 5, Harris injured an ankle and it was deemed to be season ending and days later he was placed on the “Reserve-Injured” list.

Last June, Harris received an invitation to address the NFL’s 2013 rookie draft class at the Rookie Symposium in Ohio. As an undrafted rookie, Harris didn’t have an opportunity to experience the symposium with his fellow rookies, but since he ended up playing so much in his first year, the League invited him to the 2013 symposium to offer a different perspective to the incoming crop of rookies. Harris was joined there by his mother, Loretta.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed May 14, 2012

2012: First-career start on ESPN’s Monday Night Football Sept. 10 at Oakland...started Games 1-3, 6, 9-12 and 15 at left tackle...helped Chargers rush for season-high 148 yards and two touchdowns in Sept. 16 win over Tennessee...inactive Dec. 9 at Pittsburgh due to ankle injury.

COLLEGE: Started 42 career games at right tackle...offensive recipient of Captain Don Brown Memorial Award as team’s most improved player in 2008...redshirted in 2007...played at UCLA from 2008-11...history major...Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (Fall 2007).

PERSONAL: Born in Oakland, Calif....CIF Southern Section Mid-Valley Team and Lineman of Year in Montview League as senior at Duarte (Calif.) High...second-team all-league as junior ...member of 1,000-pound Weightlifting Club...lettered four years as basketball center and three years in track and field.

A year after turning in one of the gutsiest performances by a Charger, Harris endured one of the most frustrating as a broken ankle brought his second NFL season to a premature end.

Harris joined the Chargers in 2012 as an undrafted rookie.  A right tackle at UCLA, the 6-5, 318-pounder earned an opportunity at left tackle when injuries kept the team’s incumbent starter off the field during training camp. He performed well and earned the confidence of his teammates and the coaching staff, and when the 2012 season opener arrived, Harris was tabbed as the team’s starting left tackle and he ended up playing in 15 games and made nine starts.

The Chargers’ offensive line had a different look in 2013 with King Dunlap being signed to play left tackle and rookie first-round pick D.J. Fluker taking over at right, but still Harris made the team as the backup swing tackle. He saw action in the first five games, starting Week 3 in Tennessee while Fluker was out with a concussion and then Weeks 4 & 5 against Dallas and Oakland while Dunlap was down with the same ailment. But in the second half of the Raiders game in Week 5, Harris injured an ankle and it was deemed to be season ending and days later he was placed on the “Reserve-Injured” list.

Last June, Harris received an invitation to address the NFL’s 2013 rookie draft class at the Rookie Symposium in Ohio. As an undrafted rookie, Harris didn’t have an opportunity to experience the symposium with his fellow rookies, but since he ended up playing so much in his first year, the League invited him to the 2013 symposium to offer a different perspective to the incoming crop of rookies. Harris was joined there by his mother, Loretta.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed May 14, 2012

2012: First-career start on ESPN’s Monday Night Football Sept. 10 at Oakland...started Games 1-3, 6, 9-12 and 15 at left tackle...helped Chargers rush for season-high 148 yards and two touchdowns in Sept. 16 win over Tennessee...inactive Dec. 9 at Pittsburgh due to ankle injury.

COLLEGE: Started 42 career games at right tackle...offensive recipient of Captain Don Brown Memorial Award as team’s most improved player in 2008...redshirted in 2007...played at UCLA from 2008-11...history major...Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (Fall 2007).

PERSONAL: Born in Oakland, Calif....CIF Southern Section Mid-Valley Team and Lineman of Year in Montview League as senior at Duarte (Calif.) High...second-team all-league as junior ...member of 1,000-pound Weightlifting Club...lettered four years as basketball center and three years in track and field.

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