NFL free agent Victor “Macho” Harris, 26, is taking advantage of his time off the field to launch his modeling career. If you can believe it, this is his first ever shoot.
“My brother and sisters really love me,” says Macho, who’s the third child of eight. “I’m always there, and I always care and look out for them. I know I get it from my mother.”
With a body this fantastic, we’re happy to hear that Macho, who says his humbleness is one of his finer qualities, likes to keep his head out of the clouds and in the game. There’s nothing like a down-to-earth man — especially one this easy on the eyes.
During Macho’s junior year of high school, a grease fire caused their kitchen to go up in flames. Determined not to watch his mother’s home burn down right before her eyes, he ran in to the house after everyone was out and extinguished the source before the firefighters arrived. In the process, he wound up with first and second degree burns on his arms and face. His family called him their hero.
We asked Macho how his New Year’s resolutions are going, and what he’s vowed to improve in 2012. He says, “Just fine, because I only have one. To build on and improve my relationship with God, and I’m constantly working on that one.”
“My heart makes me a good guy,” explains Macho, when asked what makes him a keeper. "I’m really big into zodiac signs. What they say about Aquariuses is true. It can seem like we just don’t care, but at the end of the day, we’re fragile, you know?”
Macho admits there isn’t much downtime when a player constantly trains to keep his skills at league-level, but when he does get a chance to unwind, he enjoys giving back to his community, hitting the pool for some laps, and spending quality time with his big family.
On Christmas Eve 2004, Macho’s mother, Maritza Harris, died suddenly from a brain aneurism, just two weeks after the grease fire that almost cost them their house. “She was my rock, and my best friend,” he says. “She was there for me, and she was everything to me from day one.”
“I don’t club a lot," Macho admits. "But now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good party. It’s just my grandma and grandpa always said good things don’t happen after twelve. (Laughs) I’m kind of a homebody type person. I like to stay in as much as I like to go out.”
“I keep God first, I believe in God, and I’m strong in my faith,” admits Macho, who’s in the middle of launching HIT (Helping Is Togetherness), his non-profit organization devoted to supporting children and young athletes. “I’m a God-fearing man. I was always humble. My grandparents always kept me grounded.”