Duron Harmon is a professional athlete who plays in the National Football League (NFL). He started his career in 2013 after being drafted by the New England Patriots. He won several SuperBowl titles with the Patriots. Playing from the safe position, Harmon has a well-known ability to deliver late, game-winning interceptions, earning him the nickname “The Closer”. Before turning pro in 2013, this NFL star played for the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University.

Duron Harmon Bio

Duron Harmon was born on January 24, 1991. He was born and raised in Magnolia, a town in Kent County, Delaware. He was educated at Caesar Rodney High School. There he wrote letters in football and was a star player on the school football team, the Caesar Rodney Riders. Among other highlights of his high school career, Harmon won the 2008 Gatorade State Player of the Year award in Delaware after an explosive performance over the past year.

Harmon had his college career at Rutgers University where he played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team between 2009 and 2012. The talented player started in 27 of 50 appearances in his college career and among other highlights he has received All-Big-East First Team honors in both his junior and senior seasons. At Rutgers, Duron Harmon majored in labor studies.

NFL Career

Harmon was selected by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft with the 91st overall pick. This came as a surprise to several observers, as he had been projected as a 7th round pick by draft evaluators and analysts prior to the draft. In May 2013, he signed a 4-year contract with the Patriots marking the start of his professional career. He was named the Patriot’s solid safety before the start of the 2013 regular season.

Duron Harmon made his debut for the Patriots in the Week 2 team game against the New York Jets and he recorded a tackle in the game. He replaced Steve Gregory as the Patriots starting a strong safety after the latter was sidelined by injury in November 2013. The talented player made just three starts in 15 total appearances in his rookie season and he finished the season with 31 combined tackles (24 solo), 4 pass deflections, and two interceptions.

Harmon remained a backup safety in the 2014 season as he recorded no starts in 16 appearances for the season. He finished with 11 tackles (7 solo), one pass deflection, one interception and a fumble recovery. For obvious reasons, the highlight of Duron Harmon’s 2014 season was winning the first Super Bowl title of his career when the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

The talented player saw slightly more playing time in the 2015 and 2016 seasons, even though he became the Patriots’ third safety. In 2015, he recorded 19 combined tackles (13 solo), 5 pass deflections and 3 interceptions in 16 games with 3 starts. For the 2016 season, Harmon played in 16 games with 4 starts and he finished the season with 29 combined tackles (24 solo), two deflected passes, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. The NFL star also won the second Super Bowl title of his career when the Patriots edged the Atalanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

Duron Harmon signed a 4-year contract extension with the New England Patriots in March 2017. He had quite an impressive performance this season with 23 tackles and career highs of 7 deflected passes and 4 interceptions. He also had a stellar 2018 season finishing with 38 combined tackles (32 solo), 4 pass deflections, 4 interceptions and a fumble recovery.

Family life; Parents and wife

Both Duron Harmons’ parents studied at Delaware State University. His mother Dawn Harmon is a middle school teacher while his father Derik Harmon earns a living as a blue collar worker. The NFL star also has 2 sisters.

Duron Harmon’s career can be consideredsuccessful and interesting, as well as his family life. This NFL star is married to his high school sweetheart Christine Melissa (née Sanchez) who is an event planner and designer. She is the founder and chief consultant of ChrisFête Events, a Massachusetts-based event management company. Christine attended St. John’s University in Queens, New York, where she majored in Hospitality Management/Events Management and minored in Business Administration.

This perfect couple got married on May 27, 2016, and they have three children together. They welcomed their first child on June 22, 2011, a son named Christopher. Their second child was born on November 5, 2015, a son named Dallas Daniel Harmon. In November 2018, the couple welcomed another addition to their family, a third son.

Height and width

Duron Harmon stands at an impressive 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm). He keeps his weight under control at 93 kg (205 lb).