American Football Database
Raymont Harris
No. 29, 34     
Running Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-12-23) December 23, 1970 (age 51)
Place of birth: Lorain, Ohio
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 4 / Pick: 114
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Chicago Bears (1994–1997)
Career highlights and awards
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Rushing yards     2,509
Yards per carry     3.7
Rushing touchdowns     16
Stats at

Raymont LaShawn Harris (born December 23, 1970) is a former American football running back. He played college football at Ohio State University. Harris played professionally for six seasons in the National Football League (NFL) between 1994 and 2000 with the Chicago Bears, the Green Bay Packers, the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. He was nicknamed the "Ultraback" because of his versatility.[1]

College career

Harris attended Ohio State University, where he set the school record for most rushing yards in a bowl game (235) and finished his career at Ohio State as the school's sixth-leading rusher of all time. He is currently the eight-leading rusher in the school's history. Harris finished his career with 2,649 yards rushing, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications.[citation needed]

NFL career

Harris was selected in the fourth round of the 1994 NFL Draft with the 114th overall pick by the Chicago Bears. He subsequently became the starting fullback for the Bears after Merril Hoge suffered a career-ending injury. Harris became an integral part of the 1994 Chicago Bears playoff team. He went on to lead the Bears in rushing for the 1996 NFL season. His career best season came in 1997 where he had a career-high of 276 rushing carries for 1,033 rushing yards. He also finished tied for sixth in the NFL with ten rushing touchdowns.

Harris left the Bears after the 1997 season. The rest of his career was plagued by injuries, causing him to miss the 1999 season. He spent the final two years of his career with three different teams. He retired in 2001 with 2,509 career rushing yards, 114 receptions for 739 yards, and 17 touchdowns.

Life after football

Harris joined The Ohio State University Department of Athletics in March 2010 as Director of Development. He is responsible for major gifts for all athletic priorities, including endowments and capital projects.

Before coming to the Department of Athletics, Harris served as Assistant Director of Development for the Fisher College of Business. In his time at Fisher, Harris oversaw their annual fund, managed the Fisher share holders, and worked to develop the Fisher Commons.[citation needed]