John Edward Harris (born June 13, 1956 in Fort Benning, Georgia) is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 1978 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona State.
Harris also played for the Minnesota Vikings.
Harris was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 1978 NFL Draft. He played eight years for the team from 1985 to 1978. During that time he started 111 of 119 games and had 41 interceptions, returning two for touchdowns.
In 1986 Harris was traded to the Minnesota Vikings. He played three years for the team from 1986 to 1988. During that time he started 37 of 41 games, recording nine interceptions and two sacks.
After the 1988 season Harris retired after 11 years in the NFL. He finished his career starting 148 of 160 games, recording 50 interceptions, two touchdowns, a sack, and 12 fumble recoveries.