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Denver Broncos Chris Harris (38) talks with a teammate as he heads to the locker room postgame against the Buffalo Bills in the NFL game August 18, 2011 at Invesco Field in Denver, CO.

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Denver Broncos Chris Harris (25) breaks up a pass to Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess (15) in the overtime of the NFL game October 23rd, 2011 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL.

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Denver Broncos Chris Harris (25) celebrates his interception in third quarter action against the Oakland Raiders in the NFL game at O.com Coliseum in Oakland, Ca. November 6, 2011.

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Denver Broncos Chris Harris runs with the ball after an interception against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter of the NFL game November 6, 2011 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, CA.(Photo: Gabriel Christus/Denver Broncos)

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Denver Broncos Chris Harris (25) tracks down Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassell as Cassell scrambles for 7-yards in first quarter action against the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. November 13, 2011.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) tackles New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83) on an 8-yard reception on the final play of the third quarter in the NFL game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA October 7, 2012.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) intercepts a pass at 6:54 during fourth quarter action against the San Diego Chargers in the NFL game October 15, 2012 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) celebrates his interception for a touchdown during fourth quarter action against the San Diego Chargers in the NFL game October 15, 2012 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) makes an interception and returns it 46 yards for a touchdown during fourth quarter action against the San Diego Chargers in the NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA on September 30, 2012.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25), with the help of Derek Wolfe (95) and Von Miller (58), sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for a 3-yard loss during third quarter action against the in the NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium in Charlotte, NC November 11, 2012.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) gets congratulated by cornerback Champ Bailey (24) after Harris broke up a play on defense during fourth quarter action against the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO November 25, 2012.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) celebrates an interception during second quarter action against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL game at Sports Authority Field December 2, 2012 in Denver, CO.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) stops Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) during third quarter action against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Dec. 2, 2012 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.(Photo by: Gabriel Christus)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) intercepts a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin and returns it 98 yards for a touchdown with 30 seconds remaining in the second quarter in the NFL game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD December 16, 2012.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) is welcomed to the field during team introductions before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Dec. 30, 2012 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.(Photo by: Gabriel Christus)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) deflects a pass during second quarter action against the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL AFC Divisional Playoff game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO on January 12, 2013.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) reacts after an interception during second quarter action of the NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Sept. 5, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.(Photo by: Gabriel Christus)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) intercepts a pass during fourth quarter action of the NFL game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday Oct. 27, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.(Photo by: Gabriel Christus)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) takes a bow after intercepting the ball during fourth quarter action of the NFL game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday Oct. 27, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.(Photo by: Gabriel Christus)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) pressures Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (4) during fourth quarter of the NFL game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday Dec. 8, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.(Photo by: Gabriel Christus)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) and Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) share a laugh during second quarter action in the NFL game at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX on December 22, 2013.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) breaks up a pass to Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener (80) in the end zone during third quarter action against the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL game at Sports Authority Field in Denver,Colo. September 7, 2014

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) enters the field during player introductions before the NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field in Denver,Colo. September 14, 2014

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) celebrates his fourth quarter interception against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA. September 21, 2014

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) covers Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) during second quarter action in the NFL game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO, October 5, 2014.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) celebrates a big play during second quarter action against the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO, October 5, 2014.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) stops San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) for a loss of 1 yard during third quarter action against the San Francisco 49ers during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO, October 19, 2014.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) reacts after stopping San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) for a loss during third quarter action against the San Francisco 49ers during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO, October 19, 2014.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) walks off the field after the San Diego Chargers game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO, October 23, 2014. Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) and teammates wait to be introduced from the tunnel before a game against the Buffalo Bills during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO, December 07, 2014.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) intercepts a pass during third quarter action against the Buffalo Bills in the NFL game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO, December 7, 2014.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) holds four fingers in the air after the Denver Broncos win their fourth consecutive AFC West championship during fourth quarter action against the San Diego Chargers during the game at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA, December 14, 2014.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) wraps up Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher (11) for a 1 yard loss on a run during third quarter action in the NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati,OH December 22, 2014.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) during the first day of offseason training at the Denver Broncos Dove Valley facility in Englewood, CO. April13, 2015

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) reacts after a tackle during second quarter action against the Baltimore Ravens during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO, September 13, 2015.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) jumps on cornerback Aqib Talib's (21) back after catching a pick-six during third quarter action against the Baltimore Ravens during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO, September 13, 2015.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Chris Harris Jr. returns an interception during action against the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO September 17, 2015. (Photo: © Earl Richardson)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) returns an interception 74 yards for a touchdown during 4th quarter action against the Oakland Raiders in the NFL game at O.Co Coliseum in Oakland,CA October 11, 2015. (Photo: © Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) returns an interception 74 yard for a touchdown and celebrates in the end zone during the 4th quarter against the Oakland Raiders in the NFL game at O.Co Coliseum in Oakland,CA October 11, 2015. (Photo: © Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) during second quarter action against the New England Patriots during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO, November 29, 2015.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips gets a congratulatory hug from Chris Harris Jr. (25) postgame in the locker room after Denver defeated the New England Patriots 30-24 in the NFL game at Denver,CO. November 29, 2015. (© Eric Lars Bakke/Denver Broncos)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) breaks up a deep pass intended for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) during fourth quarter action in the NFL game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO, December 28, 2015. Photo by Ben Hays.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) reacts after breaking up a pass during third quarter action against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO, January 24, 2016.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) bumps Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr.'s (25) shoulder after Harris broke up a pass during third quarter action against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO, January 24, 2016.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerbacks Bradley Roby (29), Aqib Talib (21), and Chris Harris Jr. (25) celebrate a stop during fourth quarter action against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO, January 24, 2016. Photo by Ben Hays.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) stops New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) short of the first down on fourth-and-one during fourth quarter action in the AFC Championship Game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO, January 24, 2016. Photo by Ben Hays.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) during postgame celebration following a win in the AFC Championship Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO, January 24, 2016.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) poses during production filming for the Super Bowl 50 broadcast's player and coach introductions on January 28, 2016. (Christine Williamson)

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DeMarcus Ware, Chris Harris Jr. and the Denver Broncos attend an NFL media session in Santa Clara, California for Super Bowl 50 on February 3, 2016. (© Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) is tackled by Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) on a 3 yard run during second quarter in Super Bowl 50 at Santa Clara, Calif. February 7, 2016 (Photo by Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) forces an incompletion on Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88) on a 3rd-and-11 during third quarter action in Super Bowl 50 at Santa Clara, Calif. February 7, 2016 (Photo by Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) celebrates winning Super Bowl 50 as confetti falls at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, February 07, 2016.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos safety Shiloh Keo (33), cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) and defensive end Antonio Smith (90) pray together during postgame celebration following Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, February 07, 2016.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. holds up the Lombardi Trophy and high-fives fans at Denver International Airport shortly after the team's plane landed the morning after Super Bowl 50. Photo by Gabriel Christus

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during the Ring Ceremony at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO, June 12, 2016.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) reacts after an interception during fourth quarter action against the Carolina Panthers during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO, September 08, 2016.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) reacts after an interception during fourth quarter action against the Carolina Panthers during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO, September 08, 2016.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) celebrates after breaking up a pass during first quarter action against the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO, November 27, 2016.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) hurts across field on a 36-yard interception during second quarter action against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL game at Everbank Field in Jacksonville, FL. December 4, 2016.

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The Broncos six 2017 Pro Bowl players -- cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25), outside linebacker Von Miller (58), wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10), cornerback Aqib Talib (21), wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) and safety Darian Stewart (26) -- at the first day of the AFC's Pro Bowl practices on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. (Ben Swanson)

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cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) and Richard Sherman at 2017 Pro Bowl on Saturday, January 28, 2017. (Ben Swanson)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) during training camp at UC Health Training Center in Centennial, CO, July 27, 2017.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) during pregame action against the Dallas Cowboys during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile high in Denver, Colo., September 17, 2017.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) intercepts a pass meant for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) during third quarter action against the Dallas Cowboys during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile high in Denver, Colo., September 17, 2017.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) intercepts a pass meant for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) during third quarter action against the Dallas Cowboys during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile high in Denver, Colo., September 17, 2017.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) celebrates his 23-yard interception during third quarter action against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL game at Sports Authority Field in Denver ,Colo. September 17, 2017.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) during an NFL regular season football game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 in Carson, Calif. (Photo by Ric Tapia)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) reacts after tackling Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) in the open field during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Sports Authority Field at Mile high in Denver, Colo., November 19, 2017.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25)'s shoes for his foundation that represents Underdogs pregame on the field during warmups before the Broncos' Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 3, 2017. These custom cleats are for My Cause My Cleats, a league-wide initiative that lets players showcase a charitable foundation or cause. (Ben Swanson)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) intercepts a pass meant for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) during second quarter of the NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, December 03, 2017.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) in the tunnel before player introductions before the Broncos' Week 17 game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 31, 2017. (Ben Swanson)

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Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) in the tunnel pregame before the Broncos' preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings on August 11, 2018, at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) reacts after a play during the NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Colo., September 09, 2018.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) and Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) swap jerseys during the NFL regular season football game on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Broncos)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) looks to make a play during the NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, October 07, 2018.Photo by Jose Angel

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) runs out of the tunnel during player introductions before the Broncos' Week 6 game against the Los Angeles Rams at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 14, 2018.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) carries the ball into the end zone after an interception during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Colorado, October 18, 2018.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) talks to Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) during an NFL regular season football game on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 in Glendale, Ariz. The Broncos won, 45-10. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Broncos)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) tackles Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) during second quarter action of the NFL game against the Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, October 28, 2018.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) celebrates after an interception during second quarter action of the NFL game against the Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center in Carson, California, November 18, 2018.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) in the tunnel during player introductions before the Broncos' Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 25, 2018.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) intercepts a pass during third quarter action against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Colorado, November 25, 2018.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) reacts after an interception during third quarter action against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Colorado, November 25, 2018.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Chris Harris Jr. and Phillip Lindsay poses for a photo at the first day of 2019 Pro Bowl practice on January 23, 2019, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World.

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Chris Harris Jr. signs autographs for fans during Training Camp at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Colorado, July 27, 2019.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Chris Harris Jr. and a Junior Reporter from Children's Hospital Colorado during training camp at UCHealth Training Center in Denver, Colorado, August 15, 2019.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) poses for a photo before the preseason NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, August 8, 2019.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) leads the team in a huddle before the NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California, September 09, 2019.Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) is introduced before the NFL game against the Chicago Bears at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado, September 15, 2019.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) breaks up a pass to Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson II (12) during the NFL game against the Chicago Bears at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado, September 15, 2019.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Peyton Manning greets Chris Harris Jr. before the Broncos' game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Empower Field at Mile High on September 29, 2019. (Photo by Ben Swanson)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) during the NFL game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado, September 29, 2019.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) and former teammate tight end Virgil Green (88) during the NFL regular season football game on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) in the tunnel before the NFL game against the Tennessee Titans at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado, October 13, 2019.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) during player introductions prior to kickoff of the NFL game between the Denver Broncos and the Tennessee Titans , Sunday, Oct.13, 2019 in Denver. (Photo: © Eric Lars Bakke}

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Chris Harris Jr. in the tunnel during player introductions before the Broncos' game against the Tennessee Titans at Empower Field at Mile High on October 13, 2019. (Photo by Ben Swanson)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) intercepts a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Tajae Sharpe (19) and returns it 16 yards during the second quarter of the NFL game, Sunday, Oct.13, 2019 in Denver. (Photo: © Eric Lars Bakke}

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) cleans his visor in the tunnel before the Broncos' game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 27, 2019. (Photo by Ben Swanson)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 27, 2019.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) with a service member before the NFL game against the Cleveland Browns at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado, November 03, 2019.Photo by Gabriel Christus

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Chris Harris Jr. before the Broncos' Week 12 game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on November 24, 2019. (Photo by Ben Swanson)

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Chris Harris Jr. in the tunnel during player introductions before the Broncos' game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Empower Field at Mile High on December 1, 2019. (Photo by Ben Swanson)

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Denver Broncos defensive back Chris Harris Jr. in action during the NFL game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, December 08, 2019.Photo by David Dermer

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FAQs

Is Chris Harris Jr. a Hall of Famer? ›

A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2010s All-Decade team, Harris earned four Pro Bowl selections and a first-team All-Pro nod as he developed a reputation as arguably the league's best slot cornerback during his nine seasons (2011-19) in Denver.

What happened to Chris Harris Jr.? ›

Later named to the NFL's 2010s All-Decade Team, he went on to play two seasons for the rival Los Angeles Chargers from 2020-2021, then finished with the Saints in 2022. Also a three-time All-Pro honoree, Harris retires with career marks of 621 tackles, 22 interceptions, 97 pass deflections and 25 tackles for loss.

Is Chris Harris still in the NFL? ›

Harris was named first-team All-Pro in 2016 and is a member of the 2010s NFL All-Decade team. Following nine seasons with the Broncos, Harris spent two seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers from 2020-2021, before finishing his playing career with the New Orleans Saints in 2022.

Where did Chris Harris Jr go to high school? ›

Early life. Harris was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended nearby Bixby High School in Bixby, Oklahoma where he earned varsity letters in football, basketball, and track. Harris was named All-State in basketball and football as defensive back senior year (2006) after helping the Spartans to the district title.

Who is the youngest Hall of Famer ever? ›

Sayers was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977 at age 34 and remains the youngest person to have received the honor. He is one of five players in the Super Bowl era to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame without ever playing a postseason game.

How many pro bowls does Chris Harris Jr. have? ›

retiring after 12 seasons in NFL. Chris Harris Jr. is walking away from football. The former All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowl defensive back told The Denver Gazette that he is retiring from the NFL after 12 seasons played for the Broncos, Chargers and Saints.

Is Chris Harris Jr. retiring as a Bronco? ›

This week former Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. announced retirement from the NFL after 12 seasons. Harris delivered his news on Tuesday, saying "I just want to official announce my retirement. Playing 12 years in the league, I'm definitely blessed from an undrafted...

What team did Chris Harris Jr. retire from? ›

Cornerback Chris Harris Jr., a four-time Pro Bowl selection in 12 NFL seasons, announced his retirement Tuesday. Harris, 34, last played in the NFL in 2022 with the New Orleans Saints, and he told the Denver Gazette that after not receiving interest from teams this offseason, he made the decision to retire.

Is Chris Harris married? ›

Early life and education. Harris was born in Cumbria, England, and attended Trinity School, Carlisle. He played rugby whilst young at Carlisle rugby club. He married long time girlfriend Ruby Wilkinson on 13 August 2022.

Does Harris still play for Saints? ›

New Orleans Saints announced that they have agreed to terms with free agent defensive back Will Harris on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Is Harris still on Steelers? ›

PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers are declining the fifth-year option for the 2025 season for running back Najee Harris on Thursday, a source told ESPN, making him a free agent after the 2024 season. And as expected, the team also formally declined quarterback Justin Fields' fifth-year option, sources told ESPN.

How much is Chris Harris paid for Top Gear? ›

How much did Chris Harris get paid for Top Gear? It was reported that Chris was paid around £716,000 per series of Top Gear. He's said to be worth an estimated £7million which he would've earned throughout his impressive career.

What did Chris Harris parents do? ›

Harris's father was an accountant and his mother an autocross racer.

Where did Denver Harris go to high school? ›

Harris attended North Shore Senior High School in Harris County, Texas.

Is Al Harris a Hall of Famer? ›

"I had a great experience in Philadelphia, great experience in Tampa and everywhere else I played, but Green Bay is a special place to play football." In 2021, Harris was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall Of Fame.

Who is football hall of famer rice? ›

Rice has a hold on multiple NFL playoff and Super Bowl records. He played in eight conference championships and four Super Bowls. He earned three Super Bowl rings with the 49ers and was named the Most Valuable Player of San Francisco's Super Bowl XXIII win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Who is football Hall of Famer Lynn? ›

Lynn Swann joined the Steelers in 1974 just as they were embarking on a winning binge that produced six straight AFC Central Division titles and four Super Bowl championships in six years. A former USC All-America, Swann was the Steelers' No. 1 draft pick and 21st player selected overall in the 1974 NFL Draft.

Who is football Hall of Famer Don? ›

He Made His Catches Count - Don Maynard: 1935-2022. Pro Football Hall of Famer Don Maynard died Jan. 10, 2022, at the age of 86.

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