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Cliff Harris

Former Professional Football Player for the Dallas Cowboys; NFL Hall-of-Famer

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Cliff Harris Biography

In 1970, the Dallas Cowboys, like every other team in the National Football League, opted not to select safety Cliff Harris during any of the 17 rounds of the annual player draft. Even though the Cowboys were clearly interested in improving their secondary – they drafted safety Charlie Waters and cornerback Mark Washington and traded for future Hall of Fame cornerback Herb Adderley – Harris went undrafted.

However, after watching films of tiny Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, the Cowboys scouting department and coaching staff agreed he was worth a free agent tryout. Harris signed with the Cowboys as a free agent.

Harris earned a starter’s berth as a free safety, but his rookie season was interrupted by obligatory military service. He returned the following year in time for training camp and regained his starter’s role. It was a role he would not relinquish during his 10-year career.

A model of consistency throughout his career, Harris earned the nickname “Captain Crash” for his hard-hitting technique. “A rolling ball of butcher knives,” was how Hall of Fame Coach George Allen described the Cowboys’ free safety.

Hall of Fame safety Larry Wilson also offered high praise for Harris. “I feel Harris is the finest free safety in the business today,” Wilson said in 1979. “He’s changed the way the position is being played. You see other teams modeling their free safeties around the way Harris plays, strong as can be against the run, able to go back and cover against the pass and striking fear in everyone on the field because he hits so hard.”

In addition to 29 career interceptions, “Captain Crash” also accounted for 16 opponents’ fumble recoveries. During the first half of his career he was also utilized by the Cowboys as a punt and kickoff return specialist.

Harris was also an astute student of the game. His vision and leadership on the field earned him the respect of teammates and opponents alike. “Their front four, even though it was a great front four, really wasn’t a concern,” commented Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, who faced the Cowboys in Super Bowls X and XIII. “We blocked them pretty well. But their secondary was just great. Safeties Charlie Waters and Cliff Harris were super.”

Six times during his 10-season career Harris was recognized by his peers and the league’s coaches by being invited to play in the Pro Bowl. He was also named first- or second-team All-Pro or All-NFC and six times.

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Captain Crash And The Dallas Cowboys: From Sideline To Goal Line With Cliff Harris

Captain Crash And The Dallas Cowboys: From Sideline To Goal Line With Cliff Harris

Tales From The Dallas Cowboys

Tales From The Dallas Cowboys

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    Booking fees for Cliff Harris, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cliff Harris, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cliff Harris for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cliff Harris for your next private or corporate function.
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Former Professional Football Player for the Dallas Cowboys; NFL Hall-of-Famer

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Cliff Harris Biography

In 1970, the Dallas Cowboys, like every other team in the National Football League, opted not to select safety Cliff Harris during any of the 17 rounds of the annual player draft. Even though the Cowboys were clearly interested in improving their secondary – they drafted safety Charlie Waters and cornerback Mark Washington and traded for future Hall of Fame cornerback Herb Adderley – Harris went undrafted.

However, after watching films of tiny Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, the Cowboys scouting department and coaching staff agreed he was worth a free agent tryout. Harris signed with the Cowboys as a free agent.

Harris earned a starter’s berth as a free safety, but his rookie season was interrupted by obligatory military service. He returned the following year in time for training camp and regained his starter’s role. It was a role he would not relinquish during his 10-year career.

A model of consistency throughout his career, Harris earned the nickname “Captain Crash” for his hard-hitting technique. “A rolling ball of butcher knives,” was how Hall of Fame Coach George Allen described the Cowboys’ free safety.

Hall of Fame safety Larry Wilson also offered high praise for Harris. “I feel Harris is the finest free safety in the business today,” Wilson said in 1979. “He’s changed the way the position is being played. You see other teams modeling their free safeties around the way Harris plays, strong as can be against the run, able to go back and cover against the pass and striking fear in everyone on the field because he hits so hard.”

In addition to 29 career interceptions, “Captain Crash” also accounted for 16 opponents’ fumble recoveries. During the first half of his career he was also utilized by the Cowboys as a punt and kickoff return specialist.

Harris was also an astute student of the game. His vision and leadership on the field earned him the respect of teammates and opponents alike. “Their front four, even though it was a great front four, really wasn’t a concern,” commented Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, who faced the Cowboys in Super Bowls X and XIII. “We blocked them pretty well. But their secondary was just great. Safeties Charlie Waters and Cliff Harris were super.”

Six times during his 10-season career Harris was recognized by his peers and the league’s coaches by being invited to play in the Pro Bowl. He was also named first- or second-team All-Pro or All-NFC and six times.

Cliff Harris Videos

  • Cliff Harris Full Hall of Fame Speech | 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Cliff Harris Interview with Drew Perason

Cliff Harris Books

FAQs on booking Cliff Harris

  • How to book Cliff Harris?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Cliff Harris for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Cliff Harris, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Cliff Harris or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Cliff Harris?

    Booking fees for Cliff Harris, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cliff Harris, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Cliff Harris?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cliff Harris for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cliff Harris for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cliff Harris or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cliff Harris or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Cliff Harris is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Cliff Harris for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Cliff Harris generally travels from Rockwall, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Anthony Trucks, Joe Theismann, Vashti Cunningham, Johnny Quinn and Emmitt Smith. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cliff Harris for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Cliff Harris Speaker Videos

  • Cliff Harris Full Hall of Fame Speech | 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame
    Cliff Harris Interview with Drew Perason

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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