Quick Facts of James Henry Harrison Jr.
- Full NameJames Henry Harrison Jr.
- Net Worth$30 Million
- Date of Birth04 May, 1978
- NicknameJames Harrison
- Marital Status Married
- BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States
- Ethnicity African-American
- Religion Christian
- ProfessionAmerican Football Linebacker
- Nationality American
- Active Year1991-Present
- Eye colour Dark Brown
- Hair colour Black
- SpouseBeth Tibbott
- Height6 ft (1.83 m)
- Weight255 lb (116 kg)
- Education Kent State University
- Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram, Facebook
- Children2 (James Harrison III born. 2007 and Henry born. 2009)
- Horoscope Taurus
James Harrison is a former American football linebacker. A five-time Pro Bowl selection, he won two Super Bowls with the Steelers: Super Bowl XL and XLIII. Moreover, he played college football for Kent State University and was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2002.
Harrison has an estimated net worth of $30 Million and earns $2,700,000 as salary from Pittsburgh Steelers as of 2019. Besides, he is in a romantic relationship with Beth Tibbott. The couple has two children, James Harrison III, and Henry Harrison. To know more in details about James’s career as well as his personal life, net worth, and height, take a look into the biography of James Harrison.
Who Is James Harrison? His Bio & Wiki
James Harrison is a former American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. Previously in 2002, he played college football for Kent State University and was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent. Later in 2008, he became the only undrafted player to be named Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
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James was born as James Henry Harrison Jr. on 4th of May, 1978 in Akron, Ohio. He is the youngest of 14 children to his father, James Sr, a chemical truck driver and his mother, Mildred, housewife. He became interested in football since his childhood days. Harrison’s nationality is American and his ethnic background is Afro-American.
Concerning about James’ education, he attended Archbishop Hoban High School and Coventry High School. Later, he attended Kent State University where he was a member of Kent State Golden Flashes football team. Moreover, he became a starter for the last three games of the 1999 season and led the team with 106 total tackles and 13 tackles for a loss.
Inside Of James Harrison’s Career
Talking about James Harrison’s profession, James went undrafted in the 2002 NFL Draft. Additionally, he spent two years on and off the practice squad for the Steelers. Later in 2003, James was signed by Baltimore then was sent to the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe but eventually, it was cut by Baltimore Ravens. In the 2004 season, he mostly played on special teams and on defense at linebacker, with occasional reps at defensive end. He went on to start three games of the 2005 season.
James was chosen as the starter in the 2007 season. Later on November 5, he had a standout game on Monday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens. He was also voted team’s MVP for the 2007 season. On January 5, 2009, he was named the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the 2008 season. In Super Bowl XLV, he recorded a sack on Aaron Rodgers but lost 31–25 to the Green Bay Packers.
Furthermore, James signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on April 23, 2013. However, the contract was terminated by Bengals on March 13, 2014. He announced his retirement on August 30, 2014, and officially retired as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 5, 2014.
James Harrison came back from retirement and officially signed with the Steelers on September 23, 2014. Again, on February 17, 2016, he announced that he would be returning for a 14th season with the team. Eventually, on March 1, 2017, he signed a two-year contract extension with the Steelers.
After being released by Steelers, he joined New England Patriots in December 2017 and took retirement in April 2018.
Lifetime Accomplishments And Awards
James Harrison was named as the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the 2008 season, beating out Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware for the award on January 5, 2009. Moreover, he became the first undrafted player to win the award.
Furthermore, James is 2 times Super Bowl champion. He is 5 times XL, XLIII and also, a Pro Bowl (2007–2011). Moreover, he is 2 times First-team All-Pro (2008, 2010). James is 2 times Second-team All-Pro (2007, 2009). Also, James is NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2008).
How Much Is James Harrison’s Salary & Net Worth?
James Harrison is a striking and a stunning footballer with an estimated net worth of $30 Million as of 2019. His career’s last contract with Patriots for a year worth $1 million in 2017. However, he took retirement before the contract expired. Earlier on 22 March 2015, James signed a two-year extension with Pittsburgh for $2.65 Million and a $500k signing bonus.
A professional since 2002, Harrison has made the career earnings of about $43,696,406 from NFL. He signed a career high, a 6-year, $51.75 million worth contract with Steelers in 2009 and was paid $10 million in signing bonus with the roster bonus of $2,55,000. He made the total earnings of around $13,350,000 that season.
Harrison’s annual earnings in 2010 was reported to be $7,555,000 including $2,800,000 roster bonus and $4,000,000 option bonus.
James Harrison owned a mansion in the Shadyside district which he listed for sale for less than $2 million in 2017. He bought the house for $1.8 million in 2012. He is very fond of luxurious cars and certainly affords lavish rides. James bought both Bugatti Veyron and Chiron two years back on his birthday. Besides, he is also known for heading to the training ground on various models of cars.
Finally got my birthday presents. Couldn't decide which Bugatti to get so I got both the Veyron & Chiron. #BowWowChallenge
James Harrison’s Social Media
James Harrison is active on social media. He is followed by a huge number of followers on his social accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. James has 661K followers on Twitter as well as 1.3 Million followers on Instagram. He has also 392,576 Followers on his Facebook account.
James Harrison’s Body Measurement
James Harrison has a perfect personality and body figure with a height of 6ft (1.83m) and weighs around 125kg (275lbs). James’s hair color is black and his eye color is dark brown. Besides, there is no detailed information about his body measurement.
Who Is James Harrison’s Wife? Know About His Marriage
Coming up to James Harrison’s personal life, James is not married till date but is currently in a relationship with Beth Tibbott. The couple has two lovely children, James Harrison III (born in 2007), and Henry Harrison (born in 2009). However, the couple hasn’t formally tied the knot.
The couple has been dating each other for more than a decade and is currently living in Ohio State with their two children.
Besides, James Harrison hasn’t disclosed any information regarding his past relationship affairs and is currently living a happy married life without any issues of separation.
Rumors And Controversies of James Harrison
Talking about James Harrison’s rumors and controversies, James became part of a controversy after he was arrested in March 2008 and charged with simple assault and criminal mischief stemming from a domestic altercation with his spouse, Beth Tibbott.
Additionally, the arrest gained some disputes after the team released wide receiver Cedrick Wilson in a similar but unrelated incident around the same time but did not release James. Furthermore, his answers to the Men’s Journal article also stirred in many controversies along his ways. Hence, there are no rumors concerning James and his football career.