Damien Harris

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Damien Harris
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Harris in 2018
No. 37 – New England Patriots
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1997-02-11) February 11, 1997 (age 22)
Richmond, Kentucky
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school:Madison Southern H.S.
(Berea, KY)
College:Alabama
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 3 / Pick: 87
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2019
Rushing yards:12
Rushing average:3.0
Rushing touchdowns:0
Receptions:0
Receiving yards:0
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Damien Harris (born February 11, 1997) is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama.

Early years[edit]

Harris attended Madison Southern High School in Berea, Kentucky. During his high school career, he rushed for 6,748 yards with 122 touchdowns.[1] He was rated by the Rivals.com recruiting network as a five-star recruit and was ranked as the top running back and the eighth best overall player in his class. Harris committed to the University of Alabama to play college football under head coach Nick Saban.[2][3]

College career[edit]

Harris was a backup to Derrick Henry as a true freshman at Alabama in 2015. He played in 12 games and rushed for 157 yards on 46 carries. With Henry leaving for the NFL, Harris became Alabama's starting running back in 2016, beating out Bo Scarbrough.[4] In his first career start against USC in the season opener, he rushed for 138 yards on nine carries.[5] In the third game, against Ole Miss, Harris carried 16 times for 144 yards, including a 67-yard run in which he out-muscled two defenders.[6] A sprained knee against Kent State on September 24 caused him to sit out the rest of the game,[7] but he returned the following week against Kentucky. Against Arkansas on October 8, Harris had 122 yards rushing, 60 yards receiving, and a touchdown reception.[8] Harris had his fourth 100-yard game of the season against Texas A&M, rushing for 125 yards on 18 carries.[9] He graduated in December 2018.[10]

Statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving
Att Yards Avg Long TD Rec Yards Avg Long TD
2015 Alabama 10 46 157 3.4 41 1 4 13 3.3 8 0
2016 Alabama 15 145 1,040 7.2 73 2 14 99 7.1 56 2
2017 Alabama 14 135 1,000 7.4 75 11 12 91 7.6 17 0
2018 Alabama 15 150 876 5.8 73 9 22 204 9.3 52 0
Career 54 477 3,070 6.4 75 23 52 407 7.8 56 2

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 10 18 in
(1.78 m)
216 lb
(98 kg)
30 34 in
(0.78 m)
9 34 in
(0.25 m)
4.57 s 37 in
(0.94 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
16 reps
All values from NFL Draft[11]

Harris was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round (87th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[12] He made his professional debut in the team's week 7 33-0 victory over the New York Jets, rushing for 12 yards on four carries.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fields, Mike (January 9, 2015). "Madison Southern football standout Damien Harris says Alabama 'the best fit for me'". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  2. ^ VanHaaren, Tom (January 9, 2015). "Damien Harris commits to Bama". ESPN. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  3. ^ Champlin, Drew (January 9, 2015). "5-star running back Damien Harris commits to Alabama". The Birmingham News. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  4. ^ Torres, Aaron (October 21, 2016). "The 20 best NFL Draft prospects in the Alabama-Texas A&M game". Fox Sports. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Rankin, Duane (September 4, 2016). "Harris makes early statement". Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  6. ^ Tsuji, Alysha (September 17, 2016). "Alabama RB Damien Harris blasts off for strong 67-yard run". USA Today. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "No. 1 Alabama rolls Kent State 48-0, loses Harris to injury". Sports Illustrated. Associated Press. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  8. ^ Johnson, Chris (October 9, 2016). "Jalen Hurts, Damien Harris shine as No. 1 Alabama runs all over No. 16 Arkansas". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  9. ^ Couch, Teddy (October 22, 2016). "No. 1 Alabama drops No. 6 Texas A&M 33-14". The Gadsden Times. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  10. ^ Potter, Charlie (December 18, 2018). "Damien Harris calls graduating 'my greatest accomplishment'". 247Sports.com. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  11. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile – Damien Harris". nfl.com. March 1, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  12. ^ "NFL draft 2019: Patriots draft RB Damien Harris with the 87th pick". Pats Pulpit. April 26, 2019.
  13. ^ https://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/10/21/ben-watson-making-2019-debut-damien-harris-active-for-patriots/

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