Arlen Harris

ccshof logo Inducted

Arlen Harris
Football • Downingtown

Arlen Harris of Downingtown, PA was a highly successful football player out of Downingtown High School, setting many school and league records as a prolific running back.

Arlen attended Downingtown from 1994-1998 and led his school to three Ches-Mont league championships and participation in two PIAA football championships, winning the final in 1996. During the championships he broke Tony Dorsett's scoring and rushing record as a junior. Arlen won every major award and honor during his four years as a varsity football player. Arlen was named to the Big 33 game and was MVP, USA Parade All-American. His other accolades include Sports Fever District One Player of the Year, Ches-Mont league MVP, 1st team all-state (twice) and numerous league honors during his career. Named to Street & Smith Team, Arlen also recieved the VFW Purple Heart Award and the prestigious Maxwell Club Award. Arlen then chose to play at University of Virginia. He played in four college bowl games, was ranked as one of the top returners in the ACC during his college career. He was named MVP in the Senior Paradise Bowl after catching a pass from Tony Romo.

Arlen played professionally for the St. Louis Rams (3 years), Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons each one season. Arlen and his wife Heather (three children) live in Tampa, Florida.

- Close -
©2021 Chester County Sports Hall of Fame. All Rights Reserved.