ADMINISTRATION
Matt Harriss
Vice President of Football Administration

Biography

Hired January 29, 2016, Matt Harriss joins the Lions this season as vice president of football administration after spending 10 seasons with the New York Giants football operations department.

Hired January 29, 2016, Matt Harriss joins the Lions this season as vice president of football administration after spending 10 seasons with the New York Giants football operations department.

During his time in New York, Harriss was a member of a Giants front office that led the franchise to two Super Bowl championships (Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI). In his first year (2006) with the Giants, Harriss assisted former general manager Ernie Accorsi, who then was in his final season with the team. Following that first year, Harriss worked on all aspects of the salary cap, CBA compliance and player contract negotiations. Most recently, Harriss’ served as the Giants director of football operations.

For five seasons (2001-05), Harriss spent time in the NFL League Office. His tenure began in September 2001 as an intern in the football operations department, and he quickly transitioned into a player personnel analyst for the NFL Management Council. Harriss’ responsibilities included salary cap and free agency management, annual NFL Draft eligibility, as well as being versed on all personnel rules in order to assist the 32 NFL teams.

Harriss also worked with the officiating department as an instant replay booth communicator during games throughout his final three seasons in the NFL League Office.

A native of Bronxville, N.Y. and graduate of Lafayette College, Harriss completed his history degree in 2001. He is married to his wife, Melissa, and together they have a son, Luke.

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