- Coach for SF 49ers - Pass Rush Specialist
- Former NFL Defensive Great!
- All-American at Arizona State University
Al Harris began to receive recognition as the first unanimous all-American selection in Arizona State University history. As a college senior, at the position of defensive end, he was a finalist for the prestigious Lombardi and Outland trophies.
Al was the first round draft pick of the National Football League’s Chicago Bears in 1979. Harris brought his excellence for leadership and gridiron greatness to the Bears.
While earning honors with the Bears, Al Harris learned valuable insights into team building from a proactive prospective from Mike Ditka and defensive genius Buddy Ryan. When Buddy Ryan left the Bears to become coach and rebuild the Philadelphia Eagles, he asked Harris to bring his experience and leadership to add stability to their young defense. Al Harris not only understands what it takes to possess competitive desire, but more importantly, to win in life.
With a highly successful career in professional football as his structure and his faith in God as his foundation, Al Harris has answered the call to bring his motivation, methods, mission...
"Your talk on Christian values and, in particular, focus on our spiritual, physical and emotional life was excellent. You took it to a level of reality by your experiences and through God's guidance, which I feel was helpful to many of the men at the breakfast. Thank you!"
Ron Nussbaum, Men's Single Ministry Coordinator, Christ Church of OakBrook
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