Steelers select DE Ra'shon 'Sonny' Harris in the sixth round

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS 2009 SIXTH-ROUND DRAFT PICK RA'SHON 'SONNY' HARRIS DEFENSIVE END  205th Overall

RA'SHON HARRIS
Defensive End
University of Oregon
6:04.0-298
Pittsburg, California
Pittsburg High School
6th Round – 205th Overall
 
CAREER NOTES
Played in 36 career games, recording 65 tackles (39 solo) and four sacks.
 
2008 SEASON
Started all 13 games…Finished year as team's 10th-leading tackler and tops among interior linemen in tackles for lost...Posted single-game career-high 11 tackles vs. Boise State (8 unassisted)…Registered quarterback sacks against the Cougars, Oregon State and Oklahoma State...Shared team's top bench press pinnacle (415 lbs.) regardless of position in addition to equaling best power clean mark (341 lbs.) among team's defensive linemen.
                     
2007 SEASON
Played in 12 games…Made a greater presence as the season wore on, utilizing his size to create an obstacle along the defensive interior...Posted season-high four tackles (three unassisted) at UCLA.
 
2006 SEASON
Suffered a torn triceps muscle during fall camp...Diligently followed his rehabilitation instruction and was able to return for the final six games of the season...Credited with a single-game high two tackles against Portland State in season debut…Logged one quarterback sack for a 10-yard loss vs. Washington.
 
2005 SEASON
Played in all 12 games…Named scout team's defensive player of the week for aiding preparations vs. Washington.
 
2004 SEASON
Redshirted…Recognized as scout team's defensive player of the week for aiding preparations heading into UCLA game.
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HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, California…Two-time all-Bay Valley League defender possessed the proficiency to force opponents to devise game plans around him...Two-time all-area honoree (
Contra Costa Times) and *Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 pick led the league in quarterback sacks (5), in addition to forcing one fumble and recovering another...Completed his prep career with 15 quarterback sacks.
 
PERSONAL **
Family and Human Services major…Son of Ray Harris, Jr. and Yvetta Williams...Born 8/26/86 in Pensacola, Florida.

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