Faith, Perseverance & Fatherhood In The NFL
Ryan Harris spent nine seasons as an offensive lineman in the National Football League, but it wasn't always easy. He dealt with a series of injuries dating back to his days as a celebrated and highly-recruited player at Notre Dame, and even after he was drafted by the Denver Broncos, his job was never quite certain.
He earned a reputation as one of the brightest and most thoughtful players in any locker room in the league, but he also had to deal with being abruptly cut by the Broncos, moving his family to various cities while trying to prove his worth to different coaches and stay in the league. He eventually won a Super Bowl with the Broncos before he retired from the game in 2017.
Harris discusses a range of topics on this episode of Paternal, including honoring his Muslim faith while playing at Notre Dame, what he learned from being cut from the team he loved, and the challenges of raising African-American kids in Denver.