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DaJohn Harris, DT

School: Southern California  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Inglewood, CA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 306 lbs.
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2011 Season
11 games played...22 total tackles/14 solo...7.0 tackles for loss...1.5 sacks...6 passes broken up in 2011.
2010 Season
Harris started all season at defensive tackle as a junior in 2010 and was productive. Overall in 2010 while appearing in all 13 games (he started all but the Virginia contest), he had 35 tackles, including 5.5 for losses (with 3.5 sacks), 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 1 deflection.
2009 Season
Harris saw significant action as a key backup defensive tackle as a sophomore in 2009. Overall in 2009 while appearing in 9 games (all but Ohio State, Washington, California, Boston College), he had 14 tackles, including 2 for losses (with 0.5 sack). He had 2 tackles against San Jose State (1 for a loss, with 0.5 sack) and Washington State, then 1 versus Notre Dame and Oregon State, 2 at Oregon, 1 each against Arizona State (1 for a loss) and Stanford and 4 against Arizona.
2008 Season
Harris served as a reserve defensive tackle and tight end (he started working there midway through the 2008 season) as a redshirt freshman in 2008. Overall in 2008 while appearing briefly in 6 games (Virginia, Ohio State, Oregon, Washington State, Washington and Notre Dame), he made 1 tackle (versus Oregon). He missed 4 late games (California, Stanford, Notre Dame and UCLA) to focus on his academics.
High School
His 2006 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star 100, Rivals.com 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Scout.com All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools first team, All-CIF Northwest Division first team, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team and All-Del Rey League Lineman MVP as a senior at Serra High in Gardena (Calif.)...He had 64 tackles and 9 sacks as a defensive lineman, plus 19 receptions for 304 yards (6.0 avg.) with 4 TDs and 35 yards on 5 carries (7.0 avg.) primarily as a tight end on offense in 2006...As a junior in 2005, he made the South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay second team and All-Del Rey League first team while getting 44 tackles, 7 sacks, 1 fumble recovery and 1 interception on defense and catching 13 passes for 145 yards (11.2 avg.) with 1 TD on offense....He had 50 tackles and 4 sacks, plus 4 receptions, as a 2004 sophomore.
Latest News
03/08/2012 - Defensive tackle DaJohn Harris, who mysteriously did not work out at the NFL combine after arriving in Indianapolis, said he was medically excluded because a Cleveland Browns doctor discovered he had a natural heart defect known as patent foramen ovale. A "PFO" is a flap or valve-like opening present in everyone before birth but seals shut for 80 percent of the population. It does have symptoms. Harris said his personal cardiologist emailed all NFL teams to assure them he was OK. "I hope teams realize I was fine," Harris said. "I feel I did pretty good."Harris (6-3, 304) ran the 40-yard dash in 5.07 seconds. - NFLDraftScout.com

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