Brandon Harris (quarterback)

Brandon Harris (born October 12, 1995) is a former American football quarterback for the LSU Tigers and North Carolina Tar Heels.

Brandon Harris
No. 6
PositionQuarterback
ClassSenior
Career history
College
High schoolBossier City (LA) Parkway
Personal information
Born: (1995-10-12) October 12, 1995 (age 24)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight220 lb (100 kg)

Early yearsEdit

Harris attended Parkway High School in Bossier City, Louisiana. While at Parkway, he played for the football team. He was ranked by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and the fifth best dual-threat quarterback in his class. Harris led Parkway High School undefeated all on the road during playoffs to the LHSAA 5A state championship in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Fall 2013.[1] Harris committed to play college football at Louisiana State University in July 2013.[2][3]

College careerEdit

At LSU, Harris competed with Anthony Jennings for the Tigers starting job as a true freshman in 2014.[4][5] Jennings would win the job, but Harris still earned playing time as the backup. On September 29, Harris was named the starter over Jennings for the team's sixth game against Auburn.[6][7] In the 2014 season, he finished with 452 passing yards, six passing touchdowns, and two interceptions in eight games.[8] In the 2015 season, he finished with 2,165 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, and six interceptions.[9] In the 2016 season, he only appeared in two games.[10]

On March 26, 2017, Harris decided to transfer to the University of North Carolina in order to continue his collegiate career.[11] He competed with Chazz Surratt and Nathan Elliott to be the starter.[12] In his lone season with the Tar Heels, he had 346 passing yards, one passing touchdown, and eight interceptions in six games.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rivals.com". rivals.yahoo.com.
  2. ^ "ESPN 300 dual-threat QB Harris going to LSU".
  3. ^ QB Brandon Harris commits to LSU Archived October 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "LSU's Anthony Jennings, Brandon Harris still battling in tight quarterback race through fall camp".
  5. ^ "Les Miles says LSU will open with two quarterbacks vs. Wisconsin". August 26, 2014.
  6. ^ "LSU to start freshman QB Harris vs. Auburn".
  7. ^ "LSU coach Les Miles says freshman QB Brandon Harris will start vs. Auburn".
  8. ^ "Brandon Harris 2014 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  9. ^ "Brandon Harris 2015 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "Brandon Harris 2016 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  11. ^ "Ex-LSU QB Harris transferring to North Carolina".
  12. ^ "Three's a crowd at quarterback for North Carolina football". The Daily Tar Heel. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  13. ^ "Brandon Harris 2017 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2019.

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