Chris Harris, Jr. completed his college career as 2nd all-time in tackles at the University of Kansas but did not hear his name called in the 2011 NFL draft. This disappointment served as motivation for Harris who earned a spot as the starting cornerback for the Denver Broncos during his rookie year. He was selected on the 2011 All-NFL Rookie Team and earned All-Pro Honors in 2014 and 2015. Harris remains humble and committed to his craft after being selected for back-to-back pro bowls but remains hungry and considers himself an underdog.
Off the field, Harris has established the Chris Harris, Jr. Foundation. The foundation targets children who are underdogs and in need of support to rise above their circumstances. Harris believes “every underdog deserves a shot at success and can achieve greatness.” Harris has also partnered with Out of African, a charity based in his hometown, to assist in the efforts to help the 5.5 million people living with progressive brain deterioration. disease. Many Americans dismiss the warning signs of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s, thinking the symptoms are part of aging. The first phase of his strategy involves a campaign called Healthy Brain Strategies.
Stay tuned for a major announcement at the conclusion of the NFL season and reach out to Chris @ChrisHarrisJrTwitter.