Packers: 5 players who deserved to be Super Bowl champions

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Green Bay Packers, Al Harris
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CB Al Harris (2003-2010)

When telling stories of Packers playoff success, one of the favorites is the story of the 2003 wild-card game. After the coin flip to start overtime, Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck could be heard saying he wants the ball and they’re going to score.

Hasselbeck did throw the winning score, but it was a 52-yard pick-six to Al Harris that would end that game.

But, Harris was so much more than that game for the Packers. From 2004 until 2006, Harris was the best defensive player the Packers had on the field. He manned up against the opposing teams’ best receiver and shut them down.

From 2003 to 2009 Harris would break up 87 passes, while intercepting 14, returning two for touchdowns, and go to the Pro Bowl twice.

Unfortunately, in a November game against the 49ers in 2009, Harris would tear his ACL, LCL, and lateral hamstring in one devastating injury.

Harris would spend the first eight weeks of the team’s 2010 Super Bowl season on the Packers roster, but after clearing the PUP list, Harris was waived and never got to play on that Packers team.

Harris did try to play that year and one more year with the Rams, but he was never the same and retired after the 2011 season.

Technically, Harris did receive a Super Bowl ring from the 2010 team, but he never suited up for that Packers squad and therefore makes the list.