Coaches

Chris Harris
Defensive Quality Control

Biography

Chris Harris is in his first season as a defensive quality control for the Chicago Bears after being hired by the team on January 28, 2013.

Chris Harris is in his first season as a defensive quality control for the Chicago Bears after being hired by the team on January 28, 2013.

Harris spent eight seasons as an NFL safety for the Bears (2005-06 and 2010-11), Carolina Panthers (2007-09), Detroit Lions (2011) and Jacksonville Jaguars after being selected by Chicago in the sixth round (181st overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft. He recorded 422 tackles, 16 interceptions, 13 forced fumbles, nine fumble recoveries and 37 passes defensed in 101 games played (88 starts). In 2007, Harris set a Panthers franchise record with seven forced fumbles. He was named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press in 2010.

Harris started 7 career playoff games including Super Bowl XLI for the Bears in which he intercepted Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. During his playoff career, Harris tallied 48 tackles, one interception and two forced fumbles. He was named one of the Bears Brian Piccolo Award winners as a rookie in 2005.

Collegiately, Harris played for Louisiana-Monroe (2001-04), where he ranks fourth in school history in career tackles (383) and third in interceptions (14), including tying a school single-season record with seven in 2004.

Harris and his wife, Kenetria, have two sons and daughter.

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  • Harris on coaching

    Posted Feb 15, 2013

    Former Bears' safety Chris Harris addresses the media and his return to the team as a coach.