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James Henry Harrison Jr., also known under his nickname “Deebo”, is an American Football linebacker born on 4th May 1978 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League(NFL), a team he HAS helped win two Super Bowl rings in Super Bowl XL (2006) and Super Bowl XLIII (2009).

Have you ever wondered how rich James Harrison is? According to sources it has been estimated that James Harrison’s overall net worth is $12 million, earned through a highly successful professional career, which he started in 2002. He is a multiple awarded sportsman, a fact that only added to his net worth throughout the years. Since he is still an active player, his net worth continues to grow.

James Harrison Net Worth $12 Million

James was born the youngest of 14 children in the family. He first played Little League baseball for Sloan Little League’s Green Team, and was selected to the All-Star team in 1991. While growing up, Harrison lived only 40 miles away from the Cleveland Browns, his favorite NFL team. When he started to play football, he had brilliant results both as a linebacker and running back, however, while attending Archbishop Hoban High School and then Coventry High School, James also took part in track and field – shot put, discus throw and high jump. He matriculated in 1998 and was at the time one of the first African-Americans to play football at Coventry. On the other hand, Harrison didn’t pay much attention to his grades, and was prone to problematic behavior, which eventually led to vandal acts in school, and consequently scholarship offers rebuff from several universities. James enrolled at Kent State University and was a walk-on for the university Golden Flashes football team. He was left undrafted in the 2002 NFL Draft due to his height and weight, but the Steelers signed him as an undrafted rookie the same year, making him the first former Kent State student to play at linebacker for the team since Jack Lambert. However, his start turned out to be very difficult, as he spent two years in and out of the practice squad only, being released three times and playing only in special teams. Still, his net worth was established.

In late 2003, James was signed by Baltimore Ravens, and then sent to the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe, eventually being cut by the Ravens, at which point Harrison considered quitting. However, shortly after he was signed by the Steelers for the fourth time; he showed a big improvement in his game, and remained with the team. In the 2005/2006 season, James helped Steelers win Super Bowl XL, and when the team suddenly cut Joey Porter in the 2007 offseason, Harrison was appointed the starter, which eventually led to his breakout season and his first trip to the Pro Bowl. In November the same year, he had a breakthrough game against the Baltimore Ravens, as it was thanks to his outstanding play that the Steelers convincingly won 38-7; Harrison was subsequently voted team MVP of the season, and his net worth was assured.

When it comes to his other achievements, James was also named the AP, AFC and PFWA Defensive Player of the Year (2008), two times Super Bowl champion with the Steelers, and named five times to the Pro Bowl (2007-2011).

In March 2013, Harrison was released by the Steelers as they couldn’t agree on a pay cut, and signed with the Cincinnati Bengals a month later, with whom he stayed for a year. James announced his retirement in August 2014, officially retiring as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers in September the same year. However, only a few days later, he officially signed with the Steelers once again, extending his contract with the team for two years in March 2015, and after a successful 2015-16 season, he confirmed his intent for the 2016-17 season in February 2016.

When it comes to his private life, James has two sons with his partner Beth Tibbott.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 4, 1978
Birth place: Akron, Ohio, United States
Height: 1.83 m
Weight:125 kg
Profession:American football player
Education:Coventry High School, Kent State University
Partner:Beth Tibbott
Children:James Harrison III, Henry Harrison
Parents:Mildred Harrison, James Harrison Sr.

Interesting Facts

1Recorded the longest play in Superbowl history with a 100 yard interception return for a touchdown at the end of the first half against the Arizona Cardinals in Superbowl XLIII.
2Was selected as the 2008 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year.




NFL Monday Night Football2005-2014TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker / Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Outside Linebacker
The United States of Football2013DocumentaryHimself
NFL Thursday Night Football2006-2012TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker / Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Outside Linebacker
NBC Sunday Night Football2007-2011TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker / Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Starting Outside Linebacker / Himself - Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers / ...
Super Bowl XLV2011TV MovieHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Outside Linebacker
The NFL on CBS2010TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Outside Linebacker
Rome Is Burning2010TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
2010 NFL Pro Bowl2010TV MovieHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
NFL Classics2009TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Outside Linebacker
2009 NFL Pro Bowl2009TV MovieHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
Super Bowl XLIII2009TV MovieHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
2008 NFL Pro Bowl2008TV MovieHimself - AFC Linebacker
NFL Replay2006TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
Super Bowl XL2006TV MovieHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
ESPN's Sunday Night Football2005TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker

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Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
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