After 14 years, 37 year old veteran cornerback Al Harris is retiring from the NFL in term of playing the game and will now turn his attention to coaching. Harris racked up 21 interceptions, 423 tackles and three touchdowns.
Harris was a sixth-round draft choice out of Division II’s Texas A&M-Kingsville and considers the day he was drafted by Tampa Bay as the greatest moment in his career.
“I would say 1997, April it might have been the 28th, I got a very important phone call,” Harris said. “Coach (Tony) Dungy was on the other line telling me they were going to pick me in the sixth round and to this day that was the most exciting thing you can ever imagine as a kid growing up, student athlete to get that call.”