Marcus Harris (American football)

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Marcus Harris
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-10-11) October 11, 1974 (age 39)
Career information
High school: Brooklyn Center High School
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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.

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.

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]

He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round (232nd overall pick) of the 1997 NFL Draft.[3] He is the only Biletnikoff Award winner to never have played in a National Football League (NFL) regular season game.

He currently is an assistant coach for the football team at the Breck School, as well as the head coach of the girls' basketball team at his alma mater, Brooklyn Center High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marcus Harris". nfl.com. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  2. ^ Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame entry
  3. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1997 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 2, 2012.