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D.J. Harper, RB

School: Boise State  |  Conference: MWC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Cypress, TX
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 211 lbs.
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2012 Season
Granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA after suffering season-ending knee injuries in both 2009 and 2010. Harper, a sixth-year senior running back from Cypress, Texas, became the 12th player in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season. He started all 12 games, and his 15 touchdowns in 2012 are tied for the sixth-most all-time at Boise State.
2011 Season
Appeared in 12 games for the Broncos, finishing as the team's second-leading rusher...racked up 557 yards on 115 carries (4.8 yards per carry)...scored a career-high nine rushing touchdowns, increasing his career total to 24, the ninth-most in school history...caught 19 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown...put together back-to-back 100-yard games against UNLV (Nov. 5) and TCU (Nov. 12), his first triple-digit rushing efforts since 2009...109 yards on 13 carries against the Rebels and 125 yards on a career-high 24 carries against the Horned Frogs...had two rushing touchdowns in three games...caught a career-high five passes against Wyoming (Nov. 26) for 51 yards, also a career high...multiple receptions in six games...returned five kickoffs for 66 yards...blocked a punt against Tulsa (Sept. 24).
2010 Season
Appeared in each of the Broncos' first three games before a knee injury ended his season for the second-straight year...had 18 carries for 160 yards and two touchdowns...scored on a 71-yard touchdown run in the season opener against No. 10 Virginia Tech (Sept. 6) en route to 80 yards on four carries...season-high 11 carries against Wyoming (Sept. 18) went for 59 yards and a touchdown...also caught four passes for 36 yards.
2009 Season
Played significant minutes at running back in the Broncos' first three games before suffering a season-ending injury against Fresno State...had 44 carries for 284 yards and three touchdowns in three games...averaged 94.7 yards per game and 6.5 yards per carry.
2008 Season
Rushed 55 times for 278 yards and four touchdowns...caught four passes for 37 yards...ran for a season-high 67 yards against Idaho and for 35 yards and two touchdowns against Louisiana Tech...averaged 4.8 yards per rush and 9.2 yards per catch...returned one kickoff 21 yards.
High School
Two-sport letterman earned three letters in football and two in track and field...three-time unanimous first-team all-district pick was also a two-year team captain and team MVP...named Houston Chronicle Player of the Week, Texas High School Athlete of the Week and finalist for Houston Touchdown Club...as a senior rushed for 1,570 yards and 21 touchdowns on 212 carries with 18 receptions for 160 yards...as a junior rushed for 1,088 yard and 10 touchdowns on 166 carries with 16 catches for 80 yards...as a sophomore finished with 210 yards and two touchdowns on 60 carries with 13 receptions for 110 yards...finished high school career with 3,900 total yards...high school coach was Greg McCaig.
03/28/2013 - 2013 Boise State Pro Day: Representatives from 13 NFL teams gathered at Boise State's pro day on Thursday, where 11 players went through a workout indoors on FieldTurf. D.J. Harper, RB (5-foot-9 1/8, 209 pounds) - Harper ran the 40-yard dash in 4.48 and 4.49 seconds. He ran the short shuttle in 4.19 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.87 seconds. He stood on the rest of his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. Harper did positional drills and caught the ball very well. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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