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Al Harris Will Retire With Packers

Al Harris

Al Harris, for all intents and purposes, was already retired. He took a gig as the Chiefs assistant secondary coach in January and didn’t play in 2012. However, the Green Bay Packers have announced that Harris will formally retire as a Packer.

There haven’t been any details on when this will happen or what will happen, but Ahman Green did something similar a couple years ago.

Harris last played for Green Bay in 2009. He was on the roster — the physically unable to perform list — in 2010. When he came off, the Packers released him, but they still gave him a Super Bowl ring. Harris played seven seasons for the Packers. He intercepted 31 passes with the club after spending his first five NFL seasons in Philadelphia.

Harris made the Pro Bowl twice — 2007 and 2008.

He also authored one of the greatest playoff moments in Packers history. We’re sure you’ve seen this before, but it really never gets old. “We want the ball and we’re going to score!”

Oh yeah, Matt Hasselbeck? Not if Al Fucking Harris has anything to say about it.

That was the longest interception return to win an overtime playoff game in NFL history, by the way.

Al Harris will always be a Packer. So if he wants to formally retire as a Packer, be our guest.

He’s earned it.

On a side note, I love how Larry McCarren is such a homer on the call of that pick. Doesn’t say anything or give any analysis, just yells out, “Yeeeeeessssssss!”

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. hi May 1, 2013

    he got burned a lot of times. but he made up for it with big plays

  2. Don Q May 1, 2013

    After returning from Afghanistan I went to the Seattle playoff game. It was colder than a well diggers ass but well worth the pick 6 by Al. Great memory! It’s icing on the cake to see him retire a Packer.

    1. Phatgzus May 1, 2013

      “We want the ball and we’re going to score.” LMAO. 4 plays later someone did score. Maybe my all-time favorite Packer moment, perhaps moreso than the SBs. It contrasts perfectly to the 4th-and-28, in my mind.

  3. ballz May 1, 2013

    Harris got burned all the time and was routinely called for pass interference which cost us big time. Sure he made some big plays, but I was never a fan of his. Kinda cool that he had #31 picks for us though.

  4. Carl with a "C" May 1, 2013


  5. NachoDan May 1, 2013

    Actually he had 14 picks as a packer, 21 total

  6. Iltarion May 1, 2013

    Haha… of course Larry McCarren gave a homer call. It is Packer effin Radio! That’s his job!

    Ballz, get real, man. Al Harris didn’t go to 2 straight Pro Bowls because he “got burned all the time.” Larry Fitzgerald once called Al Harris the DB he LEAST wanted to face.

    He did get called for his share of pass interference penalties, but that’s because he played a physical style.

    He was a damn good CB for a short period with the Packers.

    1. Phatgzus May 1, 2013

      Yes he was; however, he is just as responsible for the loss to the Gigantes as Favre, in my eye, probably moreso since Favre at least scored some points. Plax ate him for dinner; was his last full season in GB if I’m not mistaken.

      1. Iltarion May 1, 2013

        Plaxico beat him up, yes. Toomer made some plays too.

        But no, Harris went to the Pro Bowl the following year- 2008. You’re talking about the Championship game following 2007.

      2. Abe Frohman May 2, 2013

        Yes, he did….but I blame the coaching for not putting a safety over the top to help out. They left him on that island.

      3. Phatgzus May 2, 2013

        Ahh…valid points, the both of you.

  7. MadCity Packer Fan May 1, 2013

    I am glad. Al is a hell of a good person.

  8. yyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssss!!

  9. FITZCORE1252 May 2, 2013

    Phatgzus, just an FYI… Twas 4th & 26. Get your all time choke jobs right man!

    1. Phatgzus May 2, 2013

      Me bad, it was a typo, I swears it.

  10. Stranded in a hotel during a snowstorm on the border of Illinois, I made sweet love to my first love for the 1st time during that playoff game. So yea Al, thanks for the memories!!!

  11. Oh, and congrats Ballz, you’re the only Packer fan that I have ever heard mention they didn’t like Mr. Harris and considered him a liability. I don’t what that gets you, but yeah, you’re the first…

  12. NachoDan May 3, 2013

    Everyone knows if you make the probowl your the best. Anyway I’m still not sure Al had possession in that Seattle game.