Al Harris, now working as the Defensive Backs Coach for the Dallas Cowboys, was once a Pro Bowl cornerback for Green Bay. Harris will be recognized for his playing career later this year when he joins the over 160 members of the Packers Hall of Fame.
Harris, along with the great Charles Woodson, were supposed to be inducted last year but had their ceremony postponed due to COVID-19.
The @PackersHOF will — finally — induct #Packers greats Charles Woodson and Al Harris on Saturday, August 28. Their induction ceremony has been delayed multiple times by the COVID-19 pandemic. pic.twitter.com/TjpNvgs5cU
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) May 19, 2021
Harris and Woodson will become the 163rd and 164th members of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Given the rich history of the organization and multiple eras of Super Bowl success, it’s no surprise that the membership roster is a long one.
The peak of Harris’ career came in 2007-2008 when he was named to two Pro Bowls and was a 2nd-Team All Pro for the 2007 season. These accomplishments came during the early years of Mike McCarthy’s head coaching tenure with Green Bay.
After retiring in 2012 and moving into coaching, Harris spent many years as an assistant for Kansas City. He joined McCarthy in Dallas last year as an assistant coach in the secondary and has returned for that role in 2021.
Al Harris is a great NFL success story; a former 6th-round pick who had a 15-year playing career and now close to a decade of coaching. Hopefully he helps Trevon Diggs, Kelvin Joseph, and other young defensive backs for the Cowboys enjoy the same and even greater accomplishments.