Mike Harris (79) helped create holes for Adrian Peterson.
RotoRob recently had an opportunity to sit down and chat with former NFL offensive lineman Mike Harris, who — after being a four-year starter at UCLA — signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2012. After two years in San Diego, he played his final two seasons for the Vikings, yet remains a popular figure in the community (as you can see in the video below).
Next month, he’ll be participating in some pheasant hunts at Granite Springs Lodge in South Dakota. Several NFL alumni will partner up with seasoned hunters to shoot birds — for charity! All the proceeds generated by these hunts will be donated to the local United Way to help residents and businesses that were affected by floods earlier this fall.
Among the topics Mike and RotoRob covered were:
- How he’ll do everything in his power to try to win this hunt;
- How he overcame injuries in college to enjoy a stellar career for the Bruins;
- How he’s remained friends with many of his former teammates; and
- His (somewhat biased) pick for the Super Bowl winner this season.
Mike’s an interesting guy with some admirable goals. You can hear our entire conversation here:
RotoRob Tune of the Day
Bruce Springsteen wowed critics at the beginning of his career in the early-’70s. Since then, his legend has grown, and in 2002, he released his 12th studio album, The Rising. From this effort comes “Further On (Up the Road),” which was originally played live at Madison Square Garden in 2000.
Now it’s your turn. Let us know in the comments below what your favourite memory of Harris’ career is.