Desmond Harrison (American football)

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Desmond Harrison
No. 69 – Cleveland Browns
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1993-10-08) October 8, 1993 (age 25)
Houston, Texas
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Oak Ridge Military Academy
(Oak Ridge, North Carolina)
College:West Georgia
Undrafted:2018
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-American Community College (2012)
  • First-team All-Gulf South (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:8
Games started:8
Player stats at NFL.com

Desmond Harrison (born October 8, 1993) is an American football offensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas and later West Georgia.

College career[edit]

Following his time at Contra Costa, Harrison was seen as a top recruit after being named to the All-American Community College First Team. Harrison Joined the Longhorns for his junior year, but was deemed academically ineligible to play before the season started. This was because Harrison had taken an online course at Brigham Young University during his time at Contra Costa, and BYU's school policy stated that student-athletes from other universities could not receive credit from online courses.[1] The NCAA later cleared Harrison to play.[2] Harrison later missed the entire 2014 season after he was suspended a total of 3 times. He was able to use this as a redshirt year, but he was not able to rejoin the program for the 2015 season.[3] After leaving Texas, he spent 2 years away from football, and later joined the West Georgia Wolves for the 2017 season. Following his senior season at West Georgia, Harrison was invited to the 2018 Senior Bowl.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 6 in
(1.98 m)
292 lb
(132 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
10 38 in
(0.26 m)
4.90 s 1.72 s 2.85 s 4.79 s 7.64 s 30 in
(0.76 m)
8 ft 2 in
(2.49 m)
All values from NFL Draft[5][6]

At the 2018 NFL combine, Harrison garnered attention after running the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds, the 2nd fastest of any offensive line prospect at the combine. He also recorded an unofficial time of 4.75 seconds.[7] Despite this, he was not selected in the 2018 NFL Draft. He signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2018.[8]

After his impressive rookie training camp, the Browns named Harrison their starting left tackle on September 7, 2018.[9] Following the Browns' firing of head coach Hue Jackson on October 29, 2018, Harrison was benched by interim head coach Gregg Williams in favor of Greg Robinson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kulha, Andrew (August 14, 2013). "Texas Signee Desmond Harrison Appealing Academic Issue with BYU". Bleacher Report. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Rosner, Mark (August 21, 2013). "Harrison cleared to play". Hookem.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Eberts, Wescott (January 16, 2015). "Texas OT Desmond Harrison "not in the plans" for 2015". Burning Orange Nation. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "UWG's Harrison selected to play in Senior Bowl all-star game". Newnan Times-Herald. December 6, 2017. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Desmond Harrison". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "West Georgia OT Desmond Harrison : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  7. ^ Bils, Chris (March 2, 2018). "Former Texas OL Desmond Harrison runs fastest OL time at NFL Combine". Hookem.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  8. ^ "Browns sign 13 undrafted free agents". ClevelandBrowns.com. May 4, 2018.
  9. ^ Maks, Patrick (September 7, 2018). "Browns name rookie Desmond Harrison starting left tackle". ClevelandBrowns.com.

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