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30. Rodney Harrison

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30. Rodney Harrison

Rodney Harrison played his college ball at Western Illinois, Rodney Harrison saw little action as a rookie in 1994 with San Diego.  That did not change until his third year, where he became the Chargers’ starting Strong Safety.

In the next three seasons, Harrison had well over 100 Tackles, and in 1998, he was a First Team All-Pro and a Pro Bowl Selection. After being hurt for most of the 1999 Season, he rebounded with two more 100 plus Tackle years and was a Pro Bowler again in 2001.

After he was released in 2003, he signed with the New England Patriots where he became a playoff hero.  As a Charger, Harrison had 26 Interceptions, 21.5 Sacks, and 760 Combined Tackles. 

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Strong Safety
  • Acquired: Selected in the 5th Round, 145th Overall in the NFL Draft 4/24/94.
  • Departed:

    Released 2/27/03.

  • Games Played: 123
  • Notable Statistics:

    97 Games Started
    26 Interceptions
    345 Interception Return Yards
    2 Interception Return Touchdowns
    8 Forced Fumbles
    7 Fumble Recoveries
    4 Fumble Recovery Yards
    21.5 Quarterback Sacks
    760 Combined Tackles
    603 Solo Tackles
    157 Assisted Tackles
    22 Tackles for Loss*
    1 Punt Return
    0 Punt Return Yards
    2 Kick Returns
    50 Kick Return Yards
    1 Kick Return Touchdown
    50 Approximate Value

    4 Playoff Games
    2 Combined Tackles
    2 Solo Tackles

    *Tackles for Loss were not a stat until the 1999 Season.

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (1998)
    Pro Bowl (1998 & 2001)


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