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Ronnie Harrison
No. 36 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1997-04-18) April 18, 1997 (age 22)
Tallahassee, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Florida State University School
(Tallahassee, Florida)
College:Alabama
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
* Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2018–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* All-SEC selection (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:32
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Ronnie Harrison (born April 18, 1997) is an American football safety for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama.

Early yearsEdit

He played both quarterback and safety. As a senior he had 39 tackles on defense and 2,076 passing yards with 13 touchdowns, 1,015 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns on offense.[1] Harrison committed to the University of Alabama to play college football.[2][3]

College careerEdit

As a true freshman at Alabama in 2015, Harrison was a backup, recording 17 tackles, two interceptions, and one sack.[4] As a sophomore, he took over as the starter, recording 86 tackles, two interceptions, and one touchdown.[5][6][7]

StatisticsEdit

Year Team GP Tackles Interceptions
Comb Total Ast Sack Int Yards Avg TD PD
2015 Alabama 14 17 11 6 1.0 2 41 20.5 0 6
2016 Alabama 14 83 56 27 0.0 2 64 32.0 1 7
2017 Alabama 14 74 43 31 2.5 3 7 2.3 0 4
Career 42 174 110 64 3.5 7 112 16.0 1 17

Professional careerEdit

On January 11, 2018, Harrison announced his decision to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[8] Harrison attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, but opted to only perform the broad jump and vertical jump. On March 7, 2018, he attended Alabama's pro day and performed the 40-yard dash, 20-yard dash, and 10-yard dash. Harrison received interest and was regarded as a top prospect at his posiiton due to his combination of size and athleticism. He attended visit and private workouts with multiple teams, including the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, and Philadelphia Eagles.[9] At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Harrison was projected to be a second round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked as the second best strong safety prospect in the draft by DraftScout.com, was ranked the third best safety by NFL analyst Mike Mayock, and was also ranked the fourth best safety in the draft by Scouts Inc.[10][11][12]

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16px Ronnie Harrison's NFL Combine Workout
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Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 207 lb33 3/8 in9 1/2 in 4.63 s 1.58 s 2.64 s 34 in 10 ft 0 in

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Harrison in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Harrison was the seventh safety drafted in 2018.[13]

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On May 24, 2018, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Harrison to a four-year, $3.38 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $803,032.[14]

Harrison entered his rookie season in 2018 slated as the backup strong safety behind Barry Church. He was named the starter in Week 13 after Church was a healthy scratch. He was officially named the starter the rest of the season on December 14, 2018 after Church was released by the Jaguars.[15] However in the next game in Week 15, Harrison suffered a season-ending knee injury and was placed on injured reserve on December 17, 2018.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Zenitz, Matt (April 6, 2015). "Alabama freshman safety Ronnie Harrison has 'really done a nice job,' Nick Saban says". http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2015/04/alabama_freshman_safety_ronnie.html. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  2. Champlin, Drew (July 29, 2014). "4-star Florida safety Ronnie Harrison commits to Alabama". http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/07/4-star_florida_safety_ronnie_h.html. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  3. Champlin, Drew (July 30, 2014). "Ronnie Harrison 'set in stone' with Alabama, could be 'a freak' at defensive back". http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/07/ronnie_harrison_set_in_stone_w.html. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  4. Alabama’s Ronnie Harrison takes on leadership role in secondary
  5. "Alabama's Ronnie Harrison already up for facing FSU". http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/sports/college/story/2017/apr/11/alabamas-harrisalready-facing-fsu/422247/.
  6. reporter, Ken Rogers Alabama sports. "Ronnie Harrison emerges as leader in Tide secondary". http://www.dothaneagle.com/sports/alabama/ronnie-harrison-emerges-as-leader-in-tide-secondary/article_cf7ec832-7ae5-11e6-9876-c725335bb84b.html.
  7. News, Terrin Waack Special to the Tuscaloosa. "Visionary in the secondary: Ronnie Harrison sees what's coming on the field". http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/20161017/visionary-in-secondary-ronnie-harrison-sees-whats-coming-on-field.
  8. "Report: Alabama safety Ronnie Harrison to skip senior season, enter NFL draft". January 11, 2018. https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/report-alabama-safety-ronnie-harrison-skip-senior-season-enter-nfl-draft. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  9. Hickey, Kevin (April 18, 2018). "Giants among teams to work out Alabama DB Ronnie Harrison". https://giantswire.usatoday.com/2018/04/18/new-york-giants-work-out-ronnie-harrison-2018-nfl-draft/. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  10. "Ronnie Harrison, DS #2 SS, Alabama". http://www.draftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=1002810&draftyear=2018&genpos=ss. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  11. "NFL Ronnie Harrison -ESPN". http://espn.com/nfl/draftcard?playerId=101664&src=desktop. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  12. Mayock, Mike (April 20, 2018). "Mike Mayock's 2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings 3.0". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000927595/article/mike-mayocks-2018-nfl-draft-position-rankings-30. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  13. "2018 NFL Draft Results: Jaguars pick Ronnie Harrison". April 27, 2018. https://www.bigcatcountry.com/2018/4/27/17294508/2018-nfl-draft-results-jaguars-pick-ronnie-harrison. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  14. "Spotrac.com: Ronnie Harrison contract". https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/jacksonville-jaguars/ronnie-harrison-25192/. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  15. "Jaguars make roster moves". December 14, 2018. https://www.jaguars.com/news/jaguars-make-roster-moves-x8832.
  16. "Ronnie Harrison on season ending injured reserve with knee injury". December 17, 2018. https://www.bigcatcountry.com/2018/12/17/18145161/ronnie-harrison-knee-injury-season-ending-injured-reserve.

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