Overview
Ra'shon Lamar Harris is a defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harris was a sixth-round pick of the Steelers in the 2009 NFL Draft. Harris, also known as Sonny, played four seasons for the Oregon Ducks. Harris is 6-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 300 pounds.
Prep Career
Harris was a two-time all-area selection at Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, CA. He finished his high school career with 15.0 sacks, and Scout.com ranked him as the No. 75 defensive tackle prospect in the class of 2004. He chose Oregon over Arizona State, Oregon State and Washington State.
College Career
After redshirting the 2004 season, Harris saw limited action in 12 games in 2005. As a sophomore, Harris suffered a torn triceps muscle before the season. Originally, he was expected to miss the entire season, but he returned for the final six games of 2006, recording three total tackles. Harris began to make more of an impact as a junior, finishing the season with 15 total tackles after recording just three in his first two seasons with the Ducks. He had a career-high four total tackles against UCLA, more than he'd had in his first two seasons combined. In 2008, Harris became a starter for the first time, recording 47 total tackles (9.0 for loss) and 3.0 sacks. He had 11 total tackles in a loss to Boise State, easily the most of his career. After the 2008 season, Harris was invited to participate in the 2009 East-West Shrine Game, where he recorded three total tackles in a losing effort for the West team.
NFL Career
Harris was selected in the sixth round (205th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before the 2009 season, Harris signed a three-year/$1.249M contract with Pittsburgh.

The Steelers waived Harris before the start of the regular season, but he was claimed by the Carolina Panthers. He made two tackles in limited action, before being released to make room for Hollis Thomas. He was re-signed to the Panthers' practice squad on Oct. 5. The Steelers signed Harris off the Panthers practice squad on Oct. 14.
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