Montel Harris

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Montel Harris
Temple Owls No. 8
Position Running back
Class Senior
Major Unknown
Career history
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-10-30) October 30, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Jacksonville, Florida
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg)
Career highlights and awards
  • 2007 FSWA Class 2B All-State Second-Team
  • 2007 All-Duval County Academic Football Team
  • 2008 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2009 All-ACC 2nd team
  • 2009 All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2010 All-ACC 1st team

Montel Lamar Harris (born October 30, 1989) is American football running back. He played college football for the Boston College Eagles and Temple Owls.

Early years[edit]

Harris played Pop Warner football for the Normandy Cowboys, until his middle school years. Harris attended Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida along with tailback Jamie Harper. In high school, Harris gained 4,000 yards.

College career[edit]

Boston College Eagles[edit]

In Harris' freshman year, he combined with teammate Josh Haden to be the second-most prolific all-freshmen backfield in the country. With 900 rushing yards, Harris broke the school's freshman rushing record.

Sophomore year was a breakout year for Harris on the national stage. With 1,457 yards and 14 TD's, Harris was an All-ACC selection (Second Team) an All-American (honorable mention). On October 17, 2009, Harris broke the school's single game rushing records for yards and TDs, amassing 264 yards and 5 TDs in a victory over the NC State Wolfpack.[1]

During his junior year, Harris gained 1,243 yards. Harris was injured in the Eagles second last regular season game against the Virginia Cavaliers.[2] He missed the rest of the season after undergoing surgery. Harris was an All-ACC selection (First Team).

Heading into his senior year, Harris was named the Preseason ACC Player of the Year. Harris played in only two games; he missed the first three games of the season and re-injured his knee in a loss to Wake Forest.[3] Prior to the injury, Harris broke the school's rushing record (previously held by Derrick Knight). The school announced that they would be seeking a medical redshirt for Harris, allowing him to play in 2012.[4] On December 16, 2011, Harris' application for a medical redshirt was approved and Harris was scheduled to return to the Eagles in 2012.[5]

As of 2011, Harris had gained 3,735 yards and 27 TDs on 787 carries.[6]

On May 1, 2012, Harris was permanently dismissed from the Boston College football team due to a repeated violation of team rules.[7]

Temple Owls[edit]

A fifth-year senior, Harris transferred to Temple in the fall of 2012 after receiving a medical red-shirt for his sixth and final year of eligibility.[8] Harris had a successful final year running for 12 TDs and averaging 5.7 yards per carry.[9]


  1. ^ "BC's Harris Rushes for 264 yards, 5 TDs". October 18, 2009.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ Fornelli, Tom (November 22, 2010). "BC's Montel Harris Has Knee Surgery". 
  3. ^ Patterson, Chip (October 6, 2011). "Montel Harris Shut Down, Faces Uncertain Future". 
  4. ^ Black, AJ (October 9, 2011). "Boston College Football Seeks Redshirt Waivers for Montel Harris and Kaleb Ramsey". 
  5. ^ "BC RB Harris granted medical waiver". WEEI. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Montel Harris Statistics". 
  7. ^ Smith, Erick (May 1, 2012). "Boston College dismisses all-time leading rusher Montel Harris". USA Today. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Former BC star Montel Harris transfers to Temple
  9. ^ [1]

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