Damon Harrison
DT #98
Height:
6-4
Weight:
350
Age:
28
College:
William Penn
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
86
SCK
2.5
FF
1
INT
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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Jets on May 4, 2012…Signed by the Giants as a free agent on March 10, 2016.

GIANTS NOTE:
-    Harrison and safety Landon Collins were selected AP first-team All-Pros in 2016, the first Giants players honored since Jason Pierre-Paul in 2011.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Has played in 69 regular-season games with starts in each of his last 64 games, and started his only postseason game…Did not miss a game in the previous 4 seasons…Career totals include 327 tackles (201 solo), 4.0 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.
-    In his first season with the Giants in 2016, Harrison started all 16 regular-season games, plus the NFC Wild Card Game in Green Bay. It was the 4th consecutive season he started every one of his team’s game…Led all NFL defensive tackles and finished 3rd on the team with a career-high 86 tackles (55 solo), and a career-best 2.5 sacks…Had 9 more tackles than the runner-up at his position, Minnesota’s Linval Joseph, the former Giant…Joined Landon Collins as the Giants’ first AP first-team All-Pros since Jason Pierre-Paul in 2011.
-    Harrison had 5 tackles (2 solo) in his Giants debut at Dallas (9/11)…Tallied a season-high 10 tackles (9 solo) vs. Washington (9/25)…Contributed 6 tackles (5 solo), and picked up his first sack of the season when he tackled Case Keenum for a 12-yard loss vs. the Rams in London (10/23)…Had 8 tackles (6 solo), including a half-sack vs. Cincinnati (11/14)…Harrison registered 9 tackles in consecutive games at Cleveland (11/27) and Pittsburgh (12/4), finishing with 4 solo tackles vs. the Browns and 3 against the Steelers. Also forced a fumble at Cleveland…Registered 4 solo tackles, including a 10-yard sack of Kirk Cousins, at Washington (1/1)…Had 5 tackles (4 solo) in the NFC Wild Card Game in Green Bay (1/8).
-    In 2015, started all 16 games and finished 3rd on the Jets with 91 tackles (57 solo), and had a half-sack and 1 forced fumble…Recorded a team-high 10 tackles (5 solo) at Dallas (12/19)…Had a career-high 12 tackles (8 solo) at Houston (11/22)…Split a 5-yard sack with safety Dion Bailey, his first since 2013, vs. Jacksonville (11/8)…Finished with 8 tackles (6 solo), including a game-high 2 for losses, vs. Washington (10/18)…Led the defensive line with 5 tackles (4 solo), including 2 for losses, vs. Cleveland (9/13).
-    In 2014, started all 16 games, registered 68 tackles (36 solo) and helped lead a defense that was ranked 6th in the NFL overall and 5th vs. the run…Set a then career-high with 8 tackles vs. Buffalo (10/26)…Had 6 tackles vs. Detroit (9/28) and 7 at Green Bay (9/14).
-    In 2013, started all 16 games at nose tackle and had 80 tackles (51 solo), including 7 for losses, and 1 sack for a defense that was 3rd in the league with 88.3 rushing yards allowed per game, and first by giving up 3.4 yards per carry…Registered 6 tackles, including 1 for a loss, at Miami (12/29)…Recorded his first career pass defensed and totaled 4 tackles vs. Cleveland (12/22)…Finished with 7 tackles vs. Oakland (12/8), at Baltimore (Nov. 24) and at Cincinnati (10/27)…Picked up his first career sack when he took down Tom Brady for a 7-yard loss vs. New England (10/20)…Had 6 tackles (5 solo) in his first career start vs. Tampa Bay (9/8).
-    As a rookie in 2012, made the roster as an undrafted rookie, played in 5 games, and had 2 tackles…Had 2 stops in his NFL debut vs. Houston (10/8).

COLLEGE:
-    Started all 44 games he played at William Penn in Oskaloosa, Iowa…Concluded career with 224 tackles, 6 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, and 4 passes defensed…As a senior, posted 60 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and a career-best 3 sacks…As a junior, he registered 47 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and 2 passes defensed in 10 games.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Raised awareness for the Damon Harrison I Told the Storm Foundation by wearing custom-designed cleats during Week 13 for the league-wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”...Hosted annual fundraiser with former Jets teammate Muhammad Wilkerson, to raise funds for The Family Center for Autism, the Anderson Center for Autism and the Damon Harrison I Told the Storm Foundation...Hosted the Damon Harrison & Muhammad Wilkerson Football Camp with former teammate for athletes in Madison, N.J... Honored first responders on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 by joining firefighters from Engine 34 Ladder 21 for a casual BBQ dinner at their firehouse in Hell’s Kitchen...Attended the GIANT Night of Comedy hosted by the Rashad Jennings Foundation at New York Gotham’s Comedy Club...Attended the Victor Cruz Foundation Tailgate Faceoff featuring a tailgate cook-off between Giants players and celebrity chef Josh Capon. Hosted a Toys for Tots toy drive...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support. Attended the 2017 NBC4 and Telemundo Health and Fitness Expo Presented by Quest Diagnostics at MetLife Stadium, interacted with fans in attendance...Joined teammate Mark Herzlich to support the Joyful Heart Foundation at the Joyful Revolution Gala.

PERSONAL:
-    Physical education major…The only other player from William Penn to play in the NFL was Wilbur Young, a defensive end for Kansas City, San Diego, and Washington from 1971-82…Harrison played football for just 1 season at Lake Charles (La.) Boston High School...Named first-team all-district and first-team All-Southwest Louisiana...Named the team’s Offensive and Defensive MVP, as well as the team’s Offensive Lineman of the Year…Played shooting guard for high school basketball team.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Jets on May 4, 2012…Signed by the Giants as a free agent on March 10, 2016.

GIANTS NOTE:
-    Harrison and safety Landon Collins were selected AP first-team All-Pros in 2016, the first Giants players honored since Jason Pierre-Paul in 2011.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Has played in 69 regular-season games with starts in each of his last 64 games, and started his only postseason game…Did not miss a game in the previous 4 seasons…Career totals include 327 tackles (201 solo), 4.0 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.
-    In his first season with the Giants in 2016, Harrison started all 16 regular-season games, plus the NFC Wild Card Game in Green Bay. It was the 4th consecutive season he started every one of his team’s game…Led all NFL defensive tackles and finished 3rd on the team with a career-high 86 tackles (55 solo), and a career-best 2.5 sacks…Had 9 more tackles than the runner-up at his position, Minnesota’s Linval Joseph, the former Giant…Joined Landon Collins as the Giants’ first AP first-team All-Pros since Jason Pierre-Paul in 2011.
-    Harrison had 5 tackles (2 solo) in his Giants debut at Dallas (9/11)…Tallied a season-high 10 tackles (9 solo) vs. Washington (9/25)…Contributed 6 tackles (5 solo), and picked up his first sack of the season when he tackled Case Keenum for a 12-yard loss vs. the Rams in London (10/23)…Had 8 tackles (6 solo), including a half-sack vs. Cincinnati (11/14)…Harrison registered 9 tackles in consecutive games at Cleveland (11/27) and Pittsburgh (12/4), finishing with 4 solo tackles vs. the Browns and 3 against the Steelers. Also forced a fumble at Cleveland…Registered 4 solo tackles, including a 10-yard sack of Kirk Cousins, at Washington (1/1)…Had 5 tackles (4 solo) in the NFC Wild Card Game in Green Bay (1/8).
-    In 2015, started all 16 games and finished 3rd on the Jets with 91 tackles (57 solo), and had a half-sack and 1 forced fumble…Recorded a team-high 10 tackles (5 solo) at Dallas (12/19)…Had a career-high 12 tackles (8 solo) at Houston (11/22)…Split a 5-yard sack with safety Dion Bailey, his first since 2013, vs. Jacksonville (11/8)…Finished with 8 tackles (6 solo), including a game-high 2 for losses, vs. Washington (10/18)…Led the defensive line with 5 tackles (4 solo), including 2 for losses, vs. Cleveland (9/13).
-    In 2014, started all 16 games, registered 68 tackles (36 solo) and helped lead a defense that was ranked 6th in the NFL overall and 5th vs. the run…Set a then career-high with 8 tackles vs. Buffalo (10/26)…Had 6 tackles vs. Detroit (9/28) and 7 at Green Bay (9/14).
-    In 2013, started all 16 games at nose tackle and had 80 tackles (51 solo), including 7 for losses, and 1 sack for a defense that was 3rd in the league with 88.3 rushing yards allowed per game, and first by giving up 3.4 yards per carry…Registered 6 tackles, including 1 for a loss, at Miami (12/29)…Recorded his first career pass defensed and totaled 4 tackles vs. Cleveland (12/22)…Finished with 7 tackles vs. Oakland (12/8), at Baltimore (Nov. 24) and at Cincinnati (10/27)…Picked up his first career sack when he took down Tom Brady for a 7-yard loss vs. New England (10/20)…Had 6 tackles (5 solo) in his first career start vs. Tampa Bay (9/8).
-    As a rookie in 2012, made the roster as an undrafted rookie, played in 5 games, and had 2 tackles…Had 2 stops in his NFL debut vs. Houston (10/8).

COLLEGE:
-    Started all 44 games he played at William Penn in Oskaloosa, Iowa…Concluded career with 224 tackles, 6 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, and 4 passes defensed…As a senior, posted 60 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and a career-best 3 sacks…As a junior, he registered 47 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and 2 passes defensed in 10 games.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Raised awareness for the Damon Harrison I Told the Storm Foundation by wearing custom-designed cleats during Week 13 for the league-wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”...Hosted annual fundraiser with former Jets teammate Muhammad Wilkerson, to raise funds for The Family Center for Autism, the Anderson Center for Autism and the Damon Harrison I Told the Storm Foundation...Hosted the Damon Harrison & Muhammad Wilkerson Football Camp with former teammate for athletes in Madison, N.J... Honored first responders on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 by joining firefighters from Engine 34 Ladder 21 for a casual BBQ dinner at their firehouse in Hell’s Kitchen...Attended the GIANT Night of Comedy hosted by the Rashad Jennings Foundation at New York Gotham’s Comedy Club...Attended the Victor Cruz Foundation Tailgate Faceoff featuring a tailgate cook-off between Giants players and celebrity chef Josh Capon. Hosted a Toys for Tots toy drive...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support. Attended the 2017 NBC4 and Telemundo Health and Fitness Expo Presented by Quest Diagnostics at MetLife Stadium, interacted with fans in attendance...Joined teammate Mark Herzlich to support the Joyful Heart Foundation at the Joyful Revolution Gala.

PERSONAL:
-    Physical education major…The only other player from William Penn to play in the NFL was Wilbur Young, a defensive end for Kansas City, San Diego, and Washington from 1971-82…Harrison played football for just 1 season at Lake Charles (La.) Boston High School...Named first-team all-district and first-team All-Southwest Louisiana...Named the team’s Offensive and Defensive MVP, as well as the team’s Offensive Lineman of the Year…Played shooting guard for high school basketball team.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 279 160 119 4.0 0 3 0 0 -- 0 0 2 0
2016 NYG 16 16 86 55 31 2.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2015 NYJ 16 16 72 39 33 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2014 NYJ 16 16 55 30 25 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 NYJ 16 16 66 36 30 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 NYJ 5 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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