Tommie Harris played college football for the University of Oklahoma, and was recognized as a consensus All-American twice.
24 Facts About Tommie Harris
Tommie Harris was a member of Ellison's track and field team, where he participated in the shot put.
Tommie Harris is one of the very few players in OU history to start every game of his true freshman season.
Tommie Harris was a two-time All-Big 12 selection, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in 2002 and a unanimous first-team All-American in 2003.
Tommie Harris was named to the Sports Illustrated All-Decade Team in 2009.
In only his second NFL season, Tommie Harris was selected for the 2006 Pro Bowl for the first time.
Tommie Harris was well suited for coach Lovie Smith's version of the Tampa 2 defense, which relies on quick, mobile linemen to get pressure on the quarterback.
Tommie Harris enjoyed an excellent start to the 2006 season, leading the league with five sacks after four games.
Tommie Harris was instrumental in a Week 3 victory over the Vikings, disrupting a handoff in the Vikings backfield and forcing a fumble, which allowed the Bears to score the game-winning touchdown.
Furthermore, Tommie Harris was awarded the NFC's "Player of the Week" award twice in three weeks.
Additionally, Tommie Harris was forced to leave the Bears' Week 13 match-up against the Vikings after sustaining a knee injury.
Tommie Harris saw limited action throughout the subsequent preseason, and only made a brief return during the final game of the preseason against the Cleveland Browns.
Tommie Harris played in the Bears' season opener against the San Diego Chargers and forced a fumble.
Tommie Harris finished 2007 with eight sacks and two forced fumbles.
On June 19,2008, Tommie Harris signed a contract extension with the Chicago Bears for $40 million over four years.
Tommie Harris could've made an additional $2 million based on performance.
Nevertheless, Tommie Harris recorded eight sacks in 2007 despite starting in 13 games that season.
On November 8,2009, Tommie Harris was ejected just 65 seconds into the first quarter in a game against the Arizona Cardinals for punching guard Deuce Lutui in the face.
In 2010, Tommie Harris was benched after the second week of the season.
Tommie Harris recorded his only sack of the season in week 17 against the Green Bay Packers.
Tommie Harris signed with the San Diego Chargers on September 28,2011.
Tommie Harris decided to retire after his wife died in 2012.
Tommie Harris was the co-owner of the Texas Outlaws of the Fall Experimental Football League along with fellow NFL alum Eric Bassey.
Tommie Harris has a fitness center named in his honor, in Killeen, Texas.