James Harrison is a well-known football player. James Harrison works as a Fox Sports 1 analyst. He has also been selected to the Pro Bowl five times and has won two Super Bowls with the Steelers (XL and XLIII).
He began his collegiate career with Kent State University and went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Rhein Fire, Cincinnati Bengals, and New England Patriots, among others.
James Harrison was born in the United States on May 4, 1978, in Akron, Ohio.
Harrison is of Afro-American heritage and is of American nationality.
Harrison has been a fan of sports, particularly football since he was a child.
James competed in track and field as well. His mother, on the other hand, did not want him to be a footballer at first.
James attended Archbishop Hoban High School and Coventry High School for his secondary studies.
He has been a standout linebacker and rushing back since the beginning of his high school career.
Height & Weight
James Harrison is an athlete and conscious about his health.
Just like his game, Harrison has a perfect workout, routine, and diet plan.
Similarly, James is not only famous for his outstanding NFL career but is remembered for his workout and ideal physique.
He often posts his workout videos on his social media account. It is said he spends at least six days a week.
His regular gym diet includes dairy, caffeine, iodized salts, gluten, nightshades, and white sugar.
James has a height of 6 feet, which is around 1.81 m. His weight is also around 110 kgs.
Facts of James Harrison
|Full Name||James Henry Harrison Jr.|
|Birth Date||May 4, 1978|
|Birth Place||Akron, Ohio|
|Age||43 Years Old|
|Nickname||Mr. Monday Night, Silverback|
|Education||Kent State University|
|Father’s Name||James Harrison Sr.|
|Mother’s Name||Mildred Harrison|
|Height||6 feet (183 cm)|
|Weight||110 kgs (242 lbs)|
|Team||Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots|
|Married||Partner Beth Tibbott|
|Children||Henry & James|
|Profession||Professional Football Athlete|
|Career Highlights and Awards||Super Bowl Champion (XL, XLIII)Pro Bowl (2007-2011)
First-team All-Pro (2007-2010)
Second Team All-Pro (2007, 2009)
NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2008)
|Net Worth||$12 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Merch||Football Card, Autographed Items, Jersey|
|Last Update||April 2022|
Net Worth & Contracts
James Harrison has an estimated net worth of $12 million. His total salary is around $3 million.
While playing with the Patriots, he agreed on a $1 million contract with one year of extension.
However, he retired before the end of his contract.
Harrison made an approx of $44,000,000 from his career in NFL. He agreed on a 6-year contract, $51.75 million, with the Steelers in 2009.
Furthermore, he also gets paid $10 million as a signing bonus. He had total earnings of $13,350,000 at that season.
In 2010, his annual earnings reported to be around $7,555,000 with $2,800,000 roster bonus and additional $4,000,000 option bonus as well.
Harrison and his partner Beth Tibbott spend a large fortune of income in their dream house.
The house is worth $1.8 million.
James attended Kent State University after graduating from high school. He then went on to play football with the Kent State Golden Flashes.
In 1999, the American-born starter started the final three games of the season, leading his club with 106 total tackles and 13 tackles for loss.
Harrison was a standout performer during his collegiate career. James has 12 tackles and five sacks against Miami University. In addition, he has 98 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, and 15 sacks.
He played for multiple NFL clubs after graduating from Kent State. In 2010, he returned to Kent State and was inducted into the Varsity “K” Hall of Fame.
Success Story (NFL Career)
From 2002 until 2003
No teams initially signed because James was unable to play football. He was only six feet tall and weighed far too little.
Some teams, though, continue to offer him invitations to training camps. He was later signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers and spent two years on their practice squad.
Harrison was signed by the Baltimore Ravens and sent to the Rhein Fire, a European-based football team, later in 2003.
This is his second tenure with the Steelers (2004)
James was drafted four times by the Steelers in 2004. From 2004 to 2012, Harrison remained with the Steelers.
He spent most of the 2004 season as a linebacker. With a 24-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns, James made his NFL debut.
Last season, he scored his first career touchdowns against the Buffalo Bills.
James started three games as a linebacker in 2005 and 2006, and he was particularly impressive against the San Diego Chargers.
Similarly, Harrison’s performance against the Cleveland Browns, which resulted in a 41-0 loss, helped him earn popularity.
From 2007 to 2010,
The Ohio native took on the Baltimore Ravens on November 5, 2007. He had 9 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and 9 fumbles in an excellent performance.
Due to his outstanding performance on November 26 of that year, a Monday Night Football pundit dubbed him “Mr. Monday Night.”
He also had outstanding numbers against the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens in 2008.
He was also named the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2008). He was the first player to win the award after going undrafted.
He signed a six-year, $51.75 million extension contract with the Steelers in 2009. He was named AFC defensive player of the year for his outstanding performance once again.
For him, the year 2010 was a success. He recorded a total of 100 tackles, 70 of which were solo: 10.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 6 forced fumbles.
In a total of 11 games in 2011, he has 59 tackles and 9 sacks. In 2012, he also recorded six sacks and 70 tackles.
Bengals of Cincinnati
On April 13, 2013, Harrison signed a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. However, he only stayed with the squad for 11 months until being released on March 13, 2014.
With the Steelers once more
James retired from the Steelers after being released by the Cincinnati Bengals.
However, he returned to the Steelers and agreed to a two-year extension contract worth $2.65 million with a $500k signing bonus.
The Steelers forced Harrison to sign a new contract with a two-year extension due to his excellent performance. Harrison, on the other hand, was unable to play for long and was discharged on December 23, 2017.
Retirement and playing with the New England Patriots
Harrison signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots three days following his release. He also didn’t last long with the Patriots.
Similarly, Harrison announced his retirement on his Instagram account on April 26, 2018.
Working as a Philanthropist
Like some other NFL players Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady, Harrison is also involved in philanthropic work.
He is giving his lot of time to James Family Foundation.
Furthermore, he is also raising funds for the James Kitty Foundation.
Family | Wife, and Children
When it comes to James Harrison’s personal life, he is not married.
He is currently in a relationship with Beth Tibbott. James Harrison III (2007) and Henry Harrison (2007) are the couple’s two children (2009).
Similarly, the couple has been dating for quite some time.
They haven’t talked about when they are going to have their wedding.
For those unaware, Harrison’s partner Beth Tibbott is a successful lawyer.
She started her law career in 2003 and is currently involved with the strategic management of criminal defense.
She is Summa Cum Laude from Mount Aloysius College and received her Juris Doctorate in 2007.
Controversy and Other Incidents
NFL linebacker Harrison also has been a part of the controversy alongside his fruitful career.
He was caught in 2008 and charged with assault and domestic violence against his girlfriend, Beth Tibbott.
Later all charges were dropped, but he still underwent anger management counseling.
The arrest of Harrison added some controversy to his life, but later everything was properly sorted out. Again in 2011, controversy stepped into his life.
Furthermore, he also commented about his quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as well as linebacker Brian Cushing. Later, he made an apology for his mistake.
Social Media Presence |Instagram & Twitter
Like other celebrities, Harrison is popular on social networking sites. He is active on all social media networks.
The star NFL player has 1.4 million followers, 1,761 posts, and 579 followers on his Instagram account.
Furthermore, one can also follow him on his official Twitter account, as he has 394 following and 649.3K followers.