Leotis Harris turned pro as a 6th round pick (144th overall) of the Green Bay Packers in the 1978 NFL Draft. He spent his rookie season as a backup before earning a starting role. Harris played six seasons from 1978 to 1983, suiting up for 74 regular season games in the NFL, all with Green Bay. He was recognized for the high level of his play in college through being named to the Arkansas Razorbacks all-century team and by being inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame in 2014.
Harris wore this Sand-Knit size 52 jersey for home games with the Packers likely during the early part of his career in the late 1970's. The tagging dates to 1974-75 and predates Harris' rookie season of 1978. It features a rounded collar. It may have been recycled for Harris although I could find no evidence of a previous nameplate. Reserve offensive lineman Bill Bain wore number 69 for the Packers in 1975 but I could find no one who wore the number in 1974 or 1976-77. The jersey has had a lot of work done to it. The sides have been narrowed to produce a tighter fit while the sleeves have been shortened and hemmed in perhaps the sloppiest work I have seen from a team. The numbers, stripes and names have been screened on. The stripes show some moderate cracking from age. The jersey shows heavy use with 14 team repairs with one major piece of work done to seal a rip that stretches from the shoulder to the bottom of the sleeve.