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Orien Harris

Orien J. Harris (born June 3, 1983) is a former American football defensive tackle. He recently played for the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Harris was also a member of the Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills, New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions. He is the younger brother of NFL offensive tackle Kwame Harris.


  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • Pre-draft 3.1
    • Pittsburgh Steelers 3.2
    • St. Louis Rams 3.3
    • Detroit Lions 3.4
    • Cincinnati Bengals 3.5
  • External links 4

Early years

Harris was an outstanding student athlete at Newark High School in Delaware, where he won multiple state championships along with older brother Kwame. Harris was rated the nation's top defensive line prospect by The Football News and named a High School All-American by The Football News. As a senior, he was named Delaware's Gatorade Player of the Year, Lineman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year after recorded 130 tackles (95 solos, 35 assists), 9.5 quarterback sacks and a whopping 70 tackles for losses as a senior. His career totals are: 496 tackles (331 solos, 165 assists), 33 quarterback sacks, 252 tackles for losses. He assisted his team to a 12-0 record as a senior and the 2000 Division I State Championship.

College career

Harris attended the University of Miami and was a letterman in football. In football, he finished his career with 11 sacks, 159 tackles, and a fumble recovery. As a senior, in 2005, Harris played in 12 games and 40 tackles (18 solo) with 11 going for losses and 3.5 sacks and a fumble recoverey and was honorable mention All-ACC. As a junior Harris started all 12 games at defensive tackle and was voted the team's Defensive Lineman of the Year after making 55 tackles (16 solo), adding 12 tackles for loss, 14 QB pressures and 1.5 sacks. He was also selected First-team All-ACC by In 2003 he started 10 of 11 games and recorded 39 tackles (14 solo), eight tackles for loss, four sacks, and 18 quarterback hurries. As a freshman on 2002 he made 36 tackles (14 solos), one sack, one tackle for a loss, 14 quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery. He redshirted in 2001

Professional career


5.12 seconds in the 40-yard dash. 355-pound bench press, 25 reps of 225 pounds.

Pittsburgh Steelers

He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

St. Louis Rams

On May 6, 2009, Harris was traded from the Bengals to the St. Louis Rams for running back Brian Leonard.

Detroit Lions

On July 22, 2009 Harris was traded from the Rams to the Detroit Lions for wide receiver Ronald Curry. He was waived on September 16.

Cincinnati Bengals

Harris was re-signed by the Cincinnati Bengals on November 24, 2009 after being waived following the signing of Larry Johnson. He was waived again on September 4, 2010.

External links

  • Just Sports Stats
  • Cincinnati Bengals bio
  • Miami Hurricanes bio
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