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Marcus Harris (wide receiver, born 1974)

Marcus Harris
No. 23
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-10-11) October 11, 1974
Place of birth: St. Paul
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Career information
High school: Brooklyn Center (MN)
College: Wyoming
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 7 / Pick: 232
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Marcus Harris (born October 11, 1974) is a former American college football player who was an All-American wide receiver who played for the University of Wyoming and won the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the best college wide receiver in the nation.

Early life

Harris was born in 1974.[1] He attended Brooklyn Center High School in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where he was a star running back for the Brooklyn Center Centaurs high school football team.

College career

Harris received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Wyoming, and he played for the Wyoming Cowboys football team from 1993 to 1996. As a senior in 1996, Harris was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American and won the Biletnikoff Award. He finished his career at Wyoming with 259 receptions, 4,518 receiving yards, and 38 touchdown catches. He was inducted into the Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame on September 24, 2004.[2]

Statistics

Source:[3]

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Wyoming Cowboys
Season Receiving Rushing Punt Returns
Rec Yards Avg Yds/G TD Att Yards TD Att Yards Avg TD
1993 1 14 14.0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
1994 71 1,431 20.2 119.3 11 2 -1 0 0 0 -- 0
1995 78 1,423 18.2 129.4 14 4 14 0 0 0 -- 0
1996 109 1,650 15.1 137.5 13 0 0 0 20 187 9.4 0
NCAA Career Totals 259 4,518 17.4 98.2 38 6 13 0 20 187 9.4 0

Professional career

He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round (232nd overall pick) of the 1997 NFL Draft.[4] He is the only Biletnikoff Award winner to never have played in a National Football League (NFL) regular season game.

He currently is an offensive coordinator for the football team, assistant coach for boys basketball team and head coach of the girls softball team at the Breck School.

References

  1. ^ "Marcus Harris". nfl.com. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  2. ^ Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame entry
  3. ^ "Marcus Harris". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1997 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
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