Josh Harris
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-09-09) September 9, 1982 (age 37)
Career information
College: Bowling Green
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Baltimore Ravens ( 2004)*
Career highlights and awards
* 2003 Motor City Bowl MVP
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Rushing attempts     18
Rushing yards     40
Completions     0
Attempts     0
Touchdowns     0
Interceptions     0
Tackles     2
Stats at
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Joshua Harris (born September 9, 1982) is a former American football quarterback.

College careerEdit

During his two years as a starter at Bowling Green State University, he led the Falcons to consecutive finishes in the top 25 nationally. During his senior season, he led the Falcons to a victory over Northwestern University in the Motor City Bowl. Harris finished his college career as the school leader in rushing touchdowns (43), and is third in passing yards (7,503) and passing touchdowns. At the time, he and Antwaan Randle El were the only two quarterbacks to have ever thrown for 40 touchdowns and rushed for 40 touchdowns in their careers in NCAA Division I FBS history.

He was the first quarterback to help popularize Urban Meyer's spread option offense.

  • 2001: 81/132 for 1,022 yards with 9 TD vs 3 INT. 129 carries for 600 yards and 8 TD.
  • 2002: 198/353 for 2,425 yards with 19 TD vs 11 INT. 186 carries for 737 yards and 20 TD.
  • 2003: 325/494 for 3,813 yards with 27 TD vs 12 INT. 215 carries for 830 yards and 13 TD.

Professional careerEdit

Baltimore RavensEdit

Josh was originally drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Cleveland BrownsEdit

After a brief stay in Baltimore he went on to the Cleveland Browns for 2 seasons before he was released.

Calgary StampedersEdit

He signed with the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders, in 2005. He had 5 carries for 40 yards, and never had a pass attempt.

New York GiantsEdit

He was later picked up by the New York Giants. On July 7, 2006, he was released by the Giants.

Columbus DestroyersEdit

He also played for the Arena Football League's Columbus Destroyers.[1] He made a pivotal play in the AFL conference championship against the Georgia Force, with a key block that allowed for the winning score.


He retired from professional football in 2008 to focus on his advertising company, Joshua1and5.

Marion Blue RacersEdit

He came out of retirement in 2011 to play for the Marion Blue Racers.[2] In their first game, he ran for the game-winning touchdown with 27 seconds remaining. It was also the expansion franchise's first victory. He led his team to an 8-2 regular season record and a 2nd-place finish in the CIFL.[3] He also led them to the CIFL Championship Game, where they lost 44-29 to the Cincinnati Commandos. Harris has re-signed with the Blue Racers, who have moved to the United Indoor Football League for the 2012 season.


Through end of the 2011 season, Harris' Indoor Football statistics are as follows:[4]

    Passing   Rushing
Season Team GP Att Comp Pct Yds TD INT Att Yds TD
2011 Marion 11 172 88 51.2 929 28 11 65 240 11
2012 Marion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 11 172 88 51.2 929 28 11 65 240 11

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of former NFL player M.L. Harris. He is married to his wife Tamara and they have 2 sons. Currently, Josh is the President and CEO of Freedom Direct LLC a final expense life insurance call center.[5]

See alsoEdit

References Edit

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