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Mike Harris
G #79
Height:
6-5
Weight:
338
Age:
28
College:
UCLA
Hometown:
Oakland, CA
Experience:
5
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 48 33
2015 MIN 16 16
2014 MIN 12 5
2013 SD 5 3
2012 SD 15 9

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS                  Career GP/GS                   Playoffs GP/GS

    16/16               48/33 (20/12-SD; 28/21-MIN)                 1/1

• Played rookie season under Vikings Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner in San Diego in 2012 when Turner was Chargers head coach, starting 9-of-15 games.

• Started every game, at RG in 2015 for the Vikings.

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in history from UCLA in 2011...Spoke at the 2013 Rookie Symposium after not being invited as an undrafted free agent in 2012...Father is a career U.S. Army soldier now working in recruiting.

PRO Stepped into full-time starting job at RG in 2015 for the Vikings, opening all 16 games and playoff contest...Helped Adrian Peterson lead the  NFL in rushing in 2015 with 1,485 yards, earn 1st-Team All-Pro, Pro Bowl honors and FedEx Ground Player of the Year...Started final 5 games of 2014 for the Vikings in his 1st season with the club...Started 12 of 20 games during 2 seasons in San Diego...Started 1st career game on Monday Night Football at Oakland on 9/10/12...Spent final 11 games of the 2013 season on injured reserve with an ankle injury...Played for Chargers Head Coach Norv Turner as a rookie in 2012.

2015 Started every game at RG for a unit that paced the #4 rushing attack in the NFL and started every game as a unit, the only line in the NFL to achieve the feat during the season...Helped Adrian Peterson lead the NFL in rushing with 1,485 yards, his 3rd time leading the NFL in rushing in his career...Peterson went on to earn 1st-Team All-Pro, Pro Bowl and FedEx Ground Player of the Year honors.

2015 GP/GS                  Career GP/GS                   Playoffs GP/GS

    16/16               48/33 (20/12-SD; 28/21-MIN)                 1/1

• Played rookie season under Vikings Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner in San Diego in 2012 when Turner was Chargers head coach, starting 9-of-15 games.

• Started every game, at RG in 2015 for the Vikings.

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in history from UCLA in 2011...Spoke at the 2013 Rookie Symposium after not being invited as an undrafted free agent in 2012...Father is a career U.S. Army soldier now working in recruiting.

PRO Stepped into full-time starting job at RG in 2015 for the Vikings, opening all 16 games and playoff contest...Helped Adrian Peterson lead the  NFL in rushing in 2015 with 1,485 yards, earn 1st-Team All-Pro, Pro Bowl honors and FedEx Ground Player of the Year...Started final 5 games of 2014 for the Vikings in his 1st season with the club...Started 12 of 20 games during 2 seasons in San Diego...Started 1st career game on Monday Night Football at Oakland on 9/10/12...Spent final 11 games of the 2013 season on injured reserve with an ankle injury...Played for Chargers Head Coach Norv Turner as a rookie in 2012.

2015 Started every game at RG for a unit that paced the #4 rushing attack in the NFL and started every game as a unit, the only line in the NFL to achieve the feat during the season...Helped Adrian Peterson lead the NFL in rushing with 1,485 yards, his 3rd time leading the NFL in rushing in his career...Peterson went on to earn 1st-Team All-Pro, Pro Bowl and FedEx Ground Player of the Year honors.

2014 Started 5 games, appearing in 12, during his 1st season with the Vikings...Started final 5 games of season at RT, replacing regular starter Phil Loadholt after he was placed on injured reserve...Helped club go 3-2 in his 5 starts...Made his 1st career appearance at guard, filling in for an injured Vlad Ducasse, at Buffalo (10/19), when Ducasse left game with injury...Started the final 5 games of the season at RT, protecting rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater...Spent training camp and preseason with San Diego, placed on waivers by Chargers following preseason and claimed by Vikings on 8/31.

2013 Appeared in the opening 2 games of the season...Started games 3-5 at both LT and RT, replacing King Dunlap and rookie D.J. Fluker...Missed final 11 games with an ankle injury.

2012 Opened 9 of 15 games as an undrafted free agent...Played rookie season under Vikings Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner, who served as San Diego’s head coach...Started 1st career game in season opener on Monday Night Football at Oakland on 9/10/12...In 2nd career start helped San Diego rush for a season-high 148 yards and 2 TDs in a win over Tennessee.

COLLEGE Started 42 career games at RT for UCLA...Helped team to Pac-12 South title as a senior, finishing collegiate career with an appearance in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl...Earned Brown Memorial Award as team’s most improved player in 2008...Named to Athletic Director’s Honor Roll during redshirt season in 2007.

PREP CIF Southern Section Mid-Valley Team and Lineman of Year in Montview League in final season at Duarte (CA) High School...Played basketball for 4 seasons and participated in track and field in the shot put and discus.