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Brandon Harris

position

Db

Height

5-10

Weight

185 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Miami

High School

Booker T. Washington

2010 ALL-ACC, SECOND TEAM
2009 ALL-ACC, FIRST TEAM
2009 ALL-AMERICA, SECOND TEAM
(SI.com)
2009 ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM (Associated Press)

2010 (Junior): Started all 13 games in standout final season…Earned second-team All-ACC recognition…Elected to forego final year of eligibility and enter 2011 NFL Draft…Finished with 44 total tackles (29 solo), one forced fumble, one interception and team-high 10 PBUs…Had 4-yard tackles for loss in season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 2)…Totaled season-high seven tackles at Ohio State (Sept. 11)…Recorded lone interception of season against North Carolina (Oct. 23)…Had three tackles, one forced fumble and two PBUs in Hyundai Sun Bowl vs. Notre Dame (Dec. 31)…Selected in second round (No. 60 overall) in 2011 NFL Draft by Houston Texans.

2009 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games and led the ACC and ranked second nationally in averaging 1.31 passes defended per contest…Tied for second nationally with 15 pass breakups and third in passes defended (17)…Named All-ACC First Team by ACSMA, ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Phil Steele…Named one of 12 national semifinalists for Jim Thorpe Award…Ranked third on UM’s defense with 52 total tackles…One of two defenders with two interceptions on the year…Had 6.0 tackles for loss…Totaled two forced fumbles…Selected ACC Defensive Back of the Week after tallying a game- and career-high nine tackles (three solo) with two PBUs – including one in end zone with nine seconds remaining – in win at Florida State…Had career-high five PBUs and an interception against Florida A&M…Recorded second interception of season in regular season finale at USF.

2008 (Freshman): Started six of 13 games at cornerback…Made first collegiate start against Florida State and started against Duke, UCF, Virginia, NC State and California…Totaled 30 tackles (22 solo) with two tackles for loss, one sack, one interception and three PBUs…Registered four tackles at Virginia and at NC State…Made first collegiate interception in season finale at NC State and returned it 25 yards…Also served as kick returner and had 13 returns for 274 yards with career-long 41-yard return coming at Texas A&M…Also participated on UM track team, running the 400m and participating on the 4×400 meter relay team during the outdoor season and running the 60m and participating on the 4×400 meter relay team during the indoor season.

High School: Ranked four-star prospect by Rivals and ESPN…Ranked No. 6 player in state of Florida and No. 38 prospect nationwide by Rivals…Rated No. 28 overall prospect in ESPN150…Rated third-best cornerback in nation by both ESPN and Rivals…Rated No. 7 player in Florida and No. 43 prospect in nation by Scout.com…Helped lead his team to No. 6 national ranking from USA TODAY…As senior in 2007, caught 26 passes for 501 yards and eight touchdowns with 1,069 all-purpose yards…On defense, made 49 tackles, five sacks and four interceptions (two returned for touchdowns)…Also played quarterback in some key situations and completed eight of 17 passes for 230 yards with one touchdown…As junior in 2006, completed 10 of 10 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns…Caught 38 passes for 576 yards and 10 TDs during junior year…On defense, added 41 tackles, four sacks and five interceptions (two returned for touchdowns)…Played inaugural Under Armour All-Star Game…Coached by father, USA TODAY National Coach of the Year Tim “Ice” Harris…Brother of former UM three-time track All-America Tim Harris…Named Florida Class 6A-4A Male Athlete of the Year, Dade County’s 6A-4A Defensive Player of the Year and Florida’s Gatorade Player of the Year…PrepStar and EA Sports All-America.