Harris Looking to Cash in New Opportunity

Steelers Tackle Getting Another Shot

Josh Rowntree
June 05, 2018 - 1:49 pm
Steelers OT Bryce Harris (left) goes through first OTA

Josh Rowntree

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Bryce Harris was preparing to take a Series 7 financial advisor exam on Monday. But the offensive tackle had to reschedule when he got a call from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Harris, 29, will now have to delay battling for clients and, instead, battle for a roster spot. 

"It’s a good opportunity,” said Harris, who appeared in 3 games with the Saints last season. "Every year you play in the NFL is life changing. Where are you going to make that kind of money somewhere else? And I love the game.”

It should come as little surprise for Harris to be so frank about the financial benefits of being a professional athlete.

After leaving Fresno State with a computer engineering degree, Harris’ 'second career’ interests shifted to helping people control their finances. 

"The real function of it is really teaching people how to budget and make smart choices and not living paycheck to paycheck,” he said. "Most people don’t really know anything about finances. Even people that are smart."

But football has put those plans on hold. 

In addition to the four years he spent in New Orleans, Harris also has stops in Atlanta, Jacksonville, Miami, Detroit and San Francisco.

"I’ve been around the block,” he said. “I’ve seen a lot of teams, seen a lot of cities."

Entering his seventh NFL season, he's hoping to stick in Pittsburgh.

"I like this team so far,” Harris said. "It’s been a great first couple of days. I’ll keep working hard and see how good I can get and the competition will sort itself out.”

Despite not catching on with the Jets or Texans following workouts this offseason, Harris was signed Monday to fill the roster spot opened due to Jerald Hawkins’ series knee injury.

While he plans on rescheduling the Series 7 exam, Harris will first look to pass the test in front of him.

"It’s going to be a learning curve,” he said of the quick transition. "It’s going to take me a couple weeks to get everything down. There’s a lot of code works and stuff, so I have to learn those. A lot of the plays, they work the same.”

Hear more from Harris below. 

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