Free safety for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League, Erik Harris plays for the American football team known as the Falcons.
In addition, he has played for the New Orleans Saints and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, both of which are teams in the Canadian Football League (CFL).
Harris is well-known for his versatility, having played a variety of positions throughout his career, including free and strong safety, halfback, cornerback, weakside and strongside linebacker.
Although he was born in Los Angeles, California, Harris spent the majority of his childhood in Baltimore, Maryland.
During his time at the California University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Division II California Vulcans football team, he was a safety on the team.
During his four years in college, he recorded a total of 231 defensive tackles. In both of the years 2010 and 2011, Harris was named to the First Team of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (All-PSAC).
Harris signed a contract with the Atlanta Falcons on March 19, 2021, committing him to the team for the upcoming season.
The Falcons gave him the starting free safety position to begin the 2021 season. Harris sustained a torn pectoral during Week 14 of the season and was subsequently placed on injured reserve,
which ended his season. Throughout the course of the season, he started 12 games and finished with 64 tackles and eight pass breakups.
Harris re-signed with the Falcons for another season on March 25, 2022, this time on a one-year deal.
Erik Harris Contract
The Atlanta Falcons and Erik Harris came to an agreement on a one-year contract worth a total of $1,272,500, with Harris receiving a signing bonus of $152,500, a guarantee of $1,047,500, and an annual salary of $1,272,500 on average.
In the year 2022, Harris will receive a basic salary of $1,120,000 in addition to a signing bonus of $152,500. In addition, Harris will have a cap hit of $1,047,500 and a dead cap value of the same amount.
Erik Harris, a player on the football team, is projected to have a net worth of $5 million.