Al Harris to retire
Al Harris (Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE)
Posted Dec 28, 2011
Aaron Wilson

Veteran NFL cornerback Al Harris, one of the classiest and toughest competitors in the league, announced his retirement. Harris tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in November against the Cleveland Browns.

“As far as playing, I think that was my last play,” Harris told reporters today “I just planted wrong. That’s just God’s way of telling me it’s time for me to turn the page. I had an awesome time. I thank God for (coach) Spags giving me the opportunity to come out and I hope I left a positive impression on everybody.”
Harris recorded 423 tackles, 21 interceptions and three touchdowns in a career that lasted for 194 games, 128 of them as a starter.
Harris, 37, plans to go into coaching.
“This is what I do,” Harris said. “This is what I love to do. That’s what I am going to come back to do is coach. I have my mind made up on that. Professionally, I think I hit every single goal I set out for myself so now it’s time to turn the page and set a new set of goals.”
For more coverage of the NFL, go to Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider

Related Stories
Bears extend Garza’s contract
 -by  Nov 8, 2011
Garza Comfortable in Leadership Role
 -by  Oct 20, 2011
Garza: We Don't Want to Look Bad
 -by  Sep 29, 2011

> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> Free Agency &
   Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
CB Al Harris (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Texas A&M-Kingsville > Alumni
[View My HotList]