Brandon Harris Selected by Houston in Second Round

Harris Joins Group of Canes in Houston

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Former Miami cornerback Brandon Harris became the second Cane off the board in the 2011 NFL Draft as the Houston Texans selected him in the second round with the 60th overall selection.

Offensive guard Orlando Franklin was the first Cane taken when the Denver Broncos took him with the 46th pick.

Harris played three seasons for the `Canes, tallying 132 tackles, four interceptions, five forced fumbles and 28 pass break-ups in his career. He was named a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist in his last two seasons at UM in 2009 and 2010. As a sophomore in 2009, he ranked second nationally in passes defended per game (1.31) and total pass break-ups (15), while ranking third in total passes defended (17). Harris was named to the All-ACC first teams as a sophomore and second team as a junior. He was also named to the All-ACC Academic Football Team those same years.

Harris joins former Canes Andre Johnson, Rashad Butler, Chris Myers, Darryl Sharpton and Eric Winston on the Texans roster. Harris played with Sharpton at Miami in 2008 and 2009.

In addition to Harris, Johnson, Sharpton and Winston were also selected by the Texans.

CB Brandon Harris (60th in 2011)
LB Darryl Sharpton (102nd in 2010)
OT Eric Winston (66th in 2006)
WR Andre Johnson (3rd in 2003)

OG Orlando Franklin – 2nd round (46th overall) to the Denver Broncos
CB Brandon Harris – 2nd round (60th overall) to the Houston Texans