Former Seattle Seahawk Richard Harris dies

Published on July 26, 2011 by     Seahawk Fanatic

Richard Harris, a defensive lineman who started 24 games for the Seahawks in their infancy seasons of 1976-77, died today of a heart attack. He was 63.

Harris was the defensive line coach for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL, and had held the same position with the B.C. Lions from 2001-04.

A fifth-round draft choice by the Eagles in 1971, Harris was an all-rookie selection in the first of his three seasons in Philadelphia. He played the 1974-75 seasons with the Chicago Bears before joining the Seahawks in 1976. He started eight games at right tackle that first season and 14 at left end in 1977.

Harris is survived by his wife, Tami; their four children and three grandchildren.

He suffered the heart attack at the Blue Bombers’ complex and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

“This has struck our entire organization from the top down,” club president Jim Bell said in a release. “We are all in a state of shock and first and foremost would like to express our deepest sympathies to his family. The Winnipeg Football Club has lost not only a great coach, but an even better man.”

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Tell Us What's On Your Mind (3)

  1. KEITH SIMPSON says:

    A true gentleman..He took me under his wing as rookie in 1978.I will surely miss his bodascious smile and friendship.May you rest in peace Richard…The boys are going to miss you,K.J.,J.Harris,Micheal Jacks,L.BULLARD(R.I.P.),SIMP…L.O.L

  2. F. Gregory says:

    Growing up north of Vancouver I would watch the Seahawks game and remembered Richard Harris. My son is a huge Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan and we got to know Richard over the last 6 years. What an awesome person! He is the nicest person I have met. The world is a sadder place since he is not with us.

  3. John says:

    Richard Harris was the 5th selection of the FIRST round of the 1971 NFL draft. You need football guys to proofread what your webguys post.




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