Former NFL, Northwestern linebacker Harris seeking Meeks’ Senate seat
BY STEVE METSCH Sun-Times Media firstname.lastname@example.org December 6, 2011 4:38PM
Napoleon Harris, seen here with his younger brother Edward and his mother Brenda, played football for Northwestern University. | File photo
Updated: January 8, 2012 8:20AM
Former NFL and Northwestern University linebacker Napoleon Harris plans to run for the Illinois Senate, hoping to replace the Rev. James Meeks, who is not seeking re-election.
Harris filed nominating petitions in Springfield on Monday to run in the Democratic primary for the 15th District Senate seat, said his assistant, James Jones.
Harris, 32, played for Oakland, Minnesota and Kansas City during his seven years in the NFL.
Harris played college football for Northwestern after prepping at Thornton High School in south suburban Harvey.