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Black History Salute... James "Shack" Harris

James "Shack" Harris was the first Black Quarterback to start in an NFL (National Football League), with a playing career from 1969 to 1981. Harris originally began his front office career in 1987 when he joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a scout, a position he would hold for six years (1987-92). He then moved on to the New York Jets and served as the team's assistant general manager from 1993-96. In 1997, Harris was named the director of pro personnel for the Baltimore Ravens. He was a member of the Ravens' player personnel department from 1997-2002, and he earned a Super Bowl ring with the...


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