Roman Harper’s marvellous journey till now:
Harper was born on Dec 11th, 1982 and went to high school in Prattville, Alabama, where he played outstanding safety and returner. He was First Team All-State Performer and was selected for Alabama-Mississippi.
Further, he attended the University of Alabama and played for the Alabama Crimson Tide Football team. In juniors, he was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection and In seniors, he was the first.
Harper was selected (as a sixth safety draft) by New Orleans Saints in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft, where he served till 2014 (8 years).
He started 5 games In 2006 till he was put on injured reserve on Oct 10th, 2006. He started 16 games in 2007 and 15 in 2008. He earned his first Pro Bowl berth in 2009 and led the Saints to achieve its first-ever Super Bowl.
In 2014, Harper was selected by Carolina Panthers, during this time he won NFC defensive player of the week in week 17 against Atlanta Falcons.
The team recorded 15 wins in 2nd season with Harper. Eventually, the team got a prestigious chance to play in Super Bowl 50 where Harper was a part, unfortunately, they fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24-10.
In 2016, Again Harper has been handpicked by New Orleans Saints, he assumed a role in the leadership of the defense while serving as a backup to the Saints’ younger safeties. The contract was worth $1.065 million & signed for a year.
During his carrier, he has won a few outstanding awards:
∙ 2009 – Super Bowl XLIV Champion
∙ 2009 – Named to first NFL Pro Bowl
∙ 2007 – Ed Block Courage Award
He had a highly successful journey of 11- years in the NFL. Now Harper is joining the Saints Hall of Fame with Jahri Evans. The pair is planned to be inducted in the late 2020 New Orleans Saints football season, but due to the global crisis of Covid-19, the date might be shifted further to 2021.
On “The Life Resources Bottom Line Sports Hour” Thursday evening on 106.1 FM, He clearly showed his emotional side and shared some beautiful words for his pending honor:
“The best part is I get to go in with Jahri Evans, one of my best friends,” “We got drafted together, not only that but he’s probably the best player in our draft class hopefully, he’ll get the call to Canton one day,” Harper said.
Not winning the Super Bowl in 2015, has been proved to be a blessing in disguise for Harper: “If I win Super Bowl L, I probably retire and walk away and don’t have that chance to actually come back and really humble me and have Sean (Payton) and Mickey (Loomis) really humble themselves and accept me back hopefully and really kind of just rehashing everything and now, I can walk away from this game correctly as a New Orleans Saint.”