Born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida, Anthony Harris took his talents to the Southeastern Conference where he played linebacker at Auburn University. Despite his success at Auburn, Harris went undrafted in 1996 before signing with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent, benefitting from first-year Fins head coach Jimmy Johnson’s commitment to youth and speed. Harris worked his way into the starting lineup for the final three games of his rookie year and became a full-time starter in 1997. Upon retirement at the conclusion of the 1999 season, Harris remained in South Florida where he began a lifetime commitment to working with youth.
In The Tank, Anthony fondly recalls his rookie year in a linebacker room that included fellow rookies Zach Thomas, Larry Izzo and O.J. Brigance. He details his penchant for challenging veteran players to high stakes running races that attracted major attention from his teammates, shares the story behind the biggest moment of his career, which involved a critical fourth-down stop of Hall of Fame running back, Marcus Allen, and explains the secret behind his death grip of a handshake.