NFL CAREER – The speedy and talented wideout/return specialist with a 5-6, 170-pound frame who was signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of NCAA Division II Assumption, has emerged as a top returner since entering the league in 2019, also developing into one of the club's most productive wideouts. After being named a first-team Associated Press All-Pro, Pro Bowler and consensus All-Rookie selection in 2019, Harris continued his success in 2021, playing in 13 regular season games, Harty showed his abilities to make big plays, averaging 9.5 yards per punt return, 23.8 yards per kickoff return and posted career-highs in receptions (36), receiving yards (570) and touchdown grabs (three). In his first three seasons, Harty has returned 74 punts for 744 yards (10.1 avg.) with a 53-yard touchdown and also brought back 69 kickoffs for 1,770 yards (25.7 avg.). Heading into the 2022 campaign, Harty looks to continue to further develop into an offensive weapon and deep threat for the Saints after averaging career-highs across the board on offense in 2021.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed one-year restricted free agent tender, 4/29/22; Activated from Injured Reserve; 1/11/21; Placed on Injured Reserve, 12/19/20; Signed to a three-year contract, 5/7/19.
HONORS- 2019: Pro Bowl (starter); first-team Associated Press All-Pro; PFWA All-NFL, All-NFC and All-Rookie; The Sporting News All-Pro.
2021 – Appeared in 13 games with one start posting career-highs across the board in receptions (36), receiving yards (570) and touchdown receptions (3). Ranked seventh in the NFL in yards per reception (15.8). On special teams averaged 9.2 yards per punt return and 23.8 yards per kickoff return…In opener vs. Green Bay, Sept. 12, played on offense and special teams and finished with two receptions for a career-high 72 receiving yards (36.0 avg.), including a 55-yard touchdown catch from Jameis Winston...At Carolina, Sept. 19 and recorded a three-yard catch and returned a career-high tying five kickoffs for 156 yards (31.2 average)…At New England, Sept. 26, recorded three catches for 31 yards. Added one punt return for 25 yards and one 16-yard kickoff return…Had a team-high five receptions for 52 yards, a nine-yard punt return and two kickoff returns for 40 yards, vs. N.Y. Giants, Oct. 3…At Washington Football Team, Oct. 10, his lone reception on the day was a first quarter career-long 72-yard TD from Winston before leaving contest with a hamstring injury…At Seattle, Oct. 25, Inactive (hamstring)…Recorded 138 all-purpose yards with a team-high three receptions for 35 yards, a 22-yard rush, a 12-yard punt return, and two kickoff returns for 69 yards, vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 31…Vs. Atlanta, Nov. 7, had a team-high and career-high six catches for 52 yards, two kickoff returns for 51 yards and three punt returns for 50 yards (16.7 avg.)…Had three receptions for 84 yards, a four-yard punt return and five kickoff returns for 110 yards, at Tennessee, Nov. 14…At Philadelphia, Nov. 21, had two catches for 11 yards, four punt returns for 29 yards, and three kickoff returns for 61 yards…Made his first start at WR on the season and had a nine-yard reception, one punt return for 12 yards, and four kickoff returns for 61 yards, vs. Buffalo, Nov. 25…Vs. Dallas, Dec. 2, finished with a team-high four receptions for a career-high 96 yards with a 70-yard touchdown and also rushed once for 3 yards. Harris' 70-yard reception in the fourth quarter from Taysom Hill was his second touchdown over 70 yards on the season and the second longest reception of his career. On special teams, Harris had four punt returns for 37 yards, which increased his career total to 736, moving past Reggie Bush into fourth in team history…Vs. Carolina, 1/2/22, caught two passes for 23 yards, returned four punts for eight yards, and two kickoffs for 63 yards...Caught three passes for 24 yards, rushed once for nine yards, and returned two kickoffs for 36 yards in season finale at Atlanta, 1/9/22. 2020 - Despite appearing in only nine regular season games, showed his abilities to make big plays, averaging 12.2 yards per punt return, 27.3 yards per kickoff return and catching 20 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown…Vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 13, returned four punts for 59 yards (14.8), caught three passes for 17 yards and carried once for nine yards in season-opening win…At Las Vegas, Sept. 21, started and rushed once for 11 yards, caught three passes for 23 yards and returned two kickoffs for 64 yards (32.0 avg.)…Vs. Green Bay, Sept. 27, returned three kickoffs for 78 yards (26.0 avg.), one punt for 14 yards and caught two passes for five yards. At Detroit, Oct. 4, appeared on offense and on special teams, returning two punts for 33 yards (16.5 avg.) with a long of 22, caught a ten-yard pass and carried twice for 10 yards…Vs. L.A. Chargers, Oct. 12, inactive (hamstring)…Vs. Carolina, Oct. 25, caught four passes for 46 yards, with a second quarter four-yard TD, his first career offensive score, returned a punt four yards and brought back two kickoffs for 47 yards…At Chicago, Nov. 1, returned three punts for 67 yards (22.3 avg.) with a season-long of 42, returned three kickoffs for 70 yards (23.3 avg.), caught three passes for 19 yards and carried once for -2 yards…At Tampa Bay, Nov. 8, recorded a 40-yard catch and run on Saints' second drive. In addition to the one reception, Harty averaged 10.0 yards on three punt returns…Vs. San Francisco, Nov. 16, Harty recorded a career-long 75-yard kickoff return with 14:56 left in second quarter. The return set up the Saints' first score of the game, as Wil Lutz converted a 49-yard field goal four plays later. Harris also had four receptions for 24 yards…Vs. Atlanta, Nov. 22, played on offense and special teams, returning two kickoffs for 41 yards and one punt for two yards. Harty also carried once for 23 yards and caught one pass for two yards…Missed the final six regular season games after being placed on Injured Reserve…In the NFC Wild Card playoff, vs. Chicago, 1/10/21, recorded seven receptions for 83 yards, both team-highs. Harris also averaged 7.3 yards per return on three punt returns in the game…In the NFC divisional playoff, Vs. Tampa Bay, 1/17/21, before exiting with a neck injury in the second quarter, Harris made an impact in the return game, returning Tampa Bay's first punt of the game for 54 yards and setting up New Orleans' first score of the game, a Lutz 23-yard field goal with 11:34 in the first quarter. Harris' recorded a 67-yard punt return touchdown on Tampa Bay's second punt, but the return was nullified by a New Orleans penalty. 2019 - Played in 14 regular season games and developed into a threat offensively and on special teams, carrying four times for 31 yards (7.8 avg.), catching six passes for 24 yards, returning 36 punts for 338 yards (9.4 avg.) with a 53-yard TD, running back 24 kickoffs for 644 yards (26.8 avg.) and adding a special teams stop...Ranked fourth in NFL in punt return average and third in kickoff return average…Caught one pass and returned three punts for 34 yards (11.3 avg.) at L.A. Rams, Sept. 15...At Seattle, Sept. 22, returned a punt 53 yards for a TD in first quarter, returned two kickoffs for 60 yards (30.0 avg.) and recorded a special teams tackle…Carried once for ten yards, returned a kickoff 29 yards and brought back a punt 23 yards vs. Dallas, Sept. 29…Vs. Arizona, Oct. 27, returned three punts for 17 yards and set career-high in receiving with two grabs…Vs. Atlanta, Nov. 10, impacted return game, recording a fourth quarter 46-yard kickoff return, finishing with 109 yards on four returns and a third quarter 19-yard punt return…Inactive for the next two contests with ankle and hamstring injuries…Vs. San Francisco, Dec. 8, Recorded both a reception and rushing attempt for the first time in career, finishing with 13 receiving yards on the one reception and eight yards on rush. Made an impact in return game, recording kickoff returns of 31, 51 and 21 yards and a punt return of 25 yards, all which set up first half touchdowns…Vs. Indianapolis, Dec. 16, returned three punts for 29 yards and caught a one-yard pass…Made first career start and accounted for 171 all-purpose yards, returning four kickoffs for 150 yards (37.5 avg.) and four punts for 21 yards, at Tennessee, Dec. 22…In regular season finale at Carolina, Dec. 29, carried twice for 13 yards and returned two punts for 19 yards…In NFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Minnesota, 1/5/20, started and recorded a 50-yard reception from QB Taysom Hill in the second quarter to set up a rushing touchdown. Also averaged 33.3 yards on four kickoff returns, with a long of 54 and averaged 11 yards on four punt returns, including a long of 17.
COLLEGE: Finished his college career at Assumption as one of the most prolific returners in NCAA history…In the final game of his college career, set the NCAA All-Division record for combined return touchdowns, bringing back a kickoff 100 yards for his 14th career TD return…He also owns the NCAA Division II record for career combined return touchdowns, as well as the single-season record of eight return touchdowns, which he set in 2017…Overall in 45 games, caught 226 receptions for 2897 yards with 28 touchdowns, carried 32 times for 244 yards with three TDs, returned 63 kickoffs for 2,051 yards (32.6 avg.) with six TDs and returned 48 punts for 981 yards (20.4 avg.) and eight TDs...As senior in 2018, appeared in ten games and caught 41 for 751 yards (18.3 avg.) and eight touchdowns, returned 11 kickoffs for 324 yard (29.5 avg.) and a touchdown and brought back ten punts for 190 yards (19.0 avg.) and a touchdown as he earned second-team All-American from the AFCA…As a junior in 2017, appeared in 13 games, catching 61 passes for 810 yards with eight touchdowns, bringing back 15 kickoffs for 642 yards (42.8 avg.) and three touchdowns and returning 18 punts for 473 yards (26.3 avg.) with five touchdowns, as he was selected as an AFCA first-team All-American…Organizational communications major
PERSONAL: Played football, basketball and also ran indoor track and outdoor track at Archbishop Curley (Baltimore, Md.) HS…Named All-Conference, All-State and All-Metro...As a senior, posted 1,450 rushing yards on 130 carries with 20 rushing touchdowns...Added seven receptions for 244 yards, along with 332 kick return yards and three touchdowns...As a junior, had 933 yards on 86 carries with 14 rushing touchdowns and four receiving TDs...As a sophomore, had 676 yards on 63 carries with six touchdowns…During the coronavirus crisis, donated funds for over 10,000 meals both in his hometown of Baltimore and in New Orleans where the donation was coordinated locally through Second Harvest Food Bank…Born Dec 4, 1997 in Dallas, Texas.