Cary Harris
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Defensive Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-03-22) March 22, 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 183
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Buffalo Bills ( 2009 2010)
Career highlights and awards
*College awards and honors
Stats at

Cary Harris (born March 22, 1987) is an American football safety who was most recently a member of the Edmonton Eskimos. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern California as a cornerback. He currently is the head football coach at Glendale High School (Glendale, CA).

Harris has also been a member of the Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, and New York Giants.

Early yearsEdit

Harris prepped at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California where he played running back and cornerback and ran a 10.75 100 meter dash in track.

College careerEdit

Harris was a three-year starter between 2006 and 2008. He played reserve in 2005. He was a two-time All-Pac-10 honorable mention player in 2007 and 2008 and was considered a top cornerback for the 2009 NFL Draft.

Harris was one of twelve USC players invited to the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine that season.[1]

Professional footballEdit

Buffalo BillsEdit

Harris was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was waived during final cuts on September 5, 2009, but was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 6. He was promoted to the active roster on November 20, and recorded two interceptions in the final game of the 2009 season against the Indianapolis Colts. He was re-signed on March 29, 2010.

He was released by the Bills on October 22, 2010, and worked out for the Philadelphia Eagles shortly afterward, but was not offered a contract.

Minnesota VikingsEdit

On November 24, 2010, Harris was signed to the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad, but was released on December 1.

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Harris was signed to the Cincinnati Bengals' practice squad on December 14, 2010.

New York GiantsEdit

Harris signed a reserve/future contract with the New York Giants on January 13, 2011. He was waived/injured on August 16 and later reverted to injured reserve. He was released with an injury settlement on August 28.


  1. Ted Miller, Pac-10 NFL combine invitees Script error,, February 2, 2009, Accessed February 2, 2009.

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