Erik Harris is an NFL free safety for the Atlanta Falcons. He is a professional football player. He is 1.88 m tall and 100 kg in weight. He participated in football when a student at New Oxford High School. Additionally, he spent four seasons playing collegiate football with the California Vulcans at Pennsylvania Western University. He recorded 231 defensive tackles throughout the course of his collegiate career.
In 2010, he was chosen for the First Team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (All-PSAC), and in 2011, he was chosen for the Second Team All-PSAC. On April 11, 2013, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats acquired Harris. He participated in 45 games while playing for Hamilton, recording 79 defensive stops and 27 on special teams. On offense, he caught a touchdown, and he also had three interceptions.
He was signed by the New Orleans Saints to a reserve/future contract in February 2016. He was released by the Saints in September 2017. The Oakland Raiders signed him to a one-year, $630,000 contract in the same month. On December 21, 2020, the Raiders placed him on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He becomes operational on January 1st, 2021.
He agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons in March 2021. In Week 14, he tore his pectoral, which led to him being placed on season-ending injured reserve. Through 12 starts, he concluded the season with 64 tackles and eight passes defended. He re-signed with the Falcons in March 2022 on a one-year deal.
How Much Does Erik Harris Make?
Erik Harris earns $1,272,500 every year per his one-year contract with the Falcons.