Harris added to 2009 Pro Bowl roster

After playing one of the guttiest, toughest and inspiring season performances in recent memory, Al Harris received his just desserts on Tuesday when the NFL named him as a replacement on the 2009 Pro Bowl team for injured starter Asante Samuel of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The honor comes after Harris, who earned the first Pro Bowl berth of his career last season, suffered a potentially career-ending spleen injury in Week 3 vs. the Cowboys. But he defied the odds and missed just four games before returning as a starter for the Packers for the remainder of the 2008 season.

Not only did he return, but he continued to play at an incredibly high level, allowing just 21 completions while solidifying his reputation as the best shutdown cornerback in the business. Al also finished with 21 tackles and 12 passes defensed.

While the injury didn’t stop Al’s career, but it did halt his streak of 175 consecutive games played which was the longest in the NFL at the time.

Harris is the third Packer to be named to the All Pro squad, joining teammates Charles Woodson and safety Nick Collins. Woodson pulled out last week with a toe injury.

On a personal note, we followed Al’s every move in 2008 and we want to say this award couldn’t have been given to a more deserving player. The dedication, love and passion he shoes for his craft is unprecedented and we’re proud to say it.

Thanks to all of you, his fans, for your notes of support, your votes and your cheers.

Finally, congratulations Al Harris, 2009 Pro Bowl member.

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mike on January 22, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Al, Well deserved. Congratulations, enjoy the weather. Mike

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  2. Posted by Alena on January 22, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Congratulations Al! you definately deserved the honor of playing in hawaii after this season. I’ll be looking forward to seeing both you and nick collins on the field again.

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  3. how is it going tell everyone i said hi

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  4. Posted by David Gish on May 23, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Al, you’re the Best and I hope you make the Pro Bowl again next year!

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  5. Al!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re a BEAST!!!!!!!!! LOCK ‘EM UP!!!!!!!!

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  6. Harris!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re a BEAST!!!!!!!!! LOCK ‘EM UP!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  7. Posted by David Gish on May 29, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Al!!!!!!!

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  8. Posted by David Gish on May 29, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Al!!!!!!!!!!!

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