Shelby Harris
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Harris in the 2017 NFL season.
No. 96 – Denver Broncos
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1991-08-11) August 11, 1991 (age 29)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school:Homestead
(Mequon, Wisconsin)
College:Illinois State
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 7 / Pick: 235
Career history
* Oakland Raiders ( 2014 2015)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:87
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Shelby Harris (born August 11, 1991) is an American football nose tackle for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Illinois State.

Professional careerEdit

Oakland RaidersEdit

Harris was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 235th overall pick. On May 20, 2014, he signed his contract with the Raiders. On September 18, 2014, Harris was waived. On September 20, 2014, he was signed to the Raiders' practice squad. On December 24, 2014, he was elevated to the active roster. On September 5, 2015, he was waived. On September 9, 2015, Harris was re-signed to the practice squad. On October 24, 2015, he was elevated to the active roster. On October 31, 2015, he was waived again. On November 3, 2015, Harris was re-signed to the practice squad. On November 19, 2015, he was elevated to the active roster again. On May 16, 2016, Harris was released by the Raiders.

New York JetsEdit

On June 1, 2016, Harris was signed by the Jets. On August 28, 2016, he was waived by the Jets.[1]

Dallas CowboysEdit

On December 22, 2016, Harris was signed to the Cowboys' practice squad.[2] He was released on January 10, 2017.[3]

Denver BroncosEdit

On January 25, 2017, Harris signed a reserve/future contract with the Broncos.[4] On September 11, 2017 on Monday Night Football Harris saved the game for the Broncos with a late-game block of a field goal by Los Angeles Chargers rookie Younghoe Koo.[5] Harris went on to have the most productive season of his career, recording 34 tackles, 3 passes defended, and 5.5 sacks, the last of which was good for second on the team behind teammate Von Miller.

On November 25, 2018, Harris recorded his first career interception. Harris intercepted Ben Roethlisberger in the endzone to prevent a would-be game-winning touchdown.

On March 7, 2019, the Broncos placed a second-round restricted free agent tender on Harris.[6]


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