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Josh Harris, C

School: Wake Forest  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Duncanville, TX
Height/Weight: - / - lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2012 Season
Played in and started 11 games on the season ... Led the team in rushing with 608 yards on 137 carries ... Ranked second on the team with five rushing touchdowns ... Averaged 55.3 rushing yards per game to rank eighth in the ACC ... Ranked fifth on the team with 19 catches for 96 yards ... Also returned four kickoffs for 51 yards and an average of 12.8 per return ... Ranked third on the team with 755 all-purpose yards for an average of 49.5 per game ... Rushed five times before leaving the game with a mild concussion vs. Liberty (Sept. 1) ... Rushed for 40 yards and a touchdown and also caught three passes vs. North Carolina (Sept. 8) ... Led the Wake Forest rushing attack with 51 yards on 15 carries at Florida State (Sept. 15) ... Went over 100 yards rushing for the fourth time in his career with 129 yards and two touchdowns vs. Army (Sept. 22).Had a 63-yard touchdown run in the third quarter against the Black Knights ... Led all rushers with 84 yards on 17 carries vs. Duke (Sept. 29) ... Gained 73 yards on 18 carries at Maryland (Oct. 6), leading all rushers ... Rushed 14 times for 55 yards and a touchdown at Virginia (Oct. 20) ... Also had an 11-yard catch against the Cavaliers ... Led all rushers with 76 yards on 10 carries vs. Clemson (Oct. 25) ... Also caught five passes for 19 yards against the Tigers ... Rushed 17 times for 84 yards and a touchdown and had three catches for 13 yards vs. Boston College (Nov. 3) ... Rushed seven times for 15 yards and had three catches for 22 yards at NC State (Nov. 10) ... Had one catch and one carry at Notre Dame (Nov. 17) before leaving the game with an injury ... Competed on the track & field team, running a 6.88 to place 11th in the 60-meter dash at the 2013 ACC Indoor Championships.
2011 Season
Battled injuries to appear in nine games with five starts on the season but still finished as the Deacons' second-leading rusher ... Rushed 101 times for 432 yards and three touchdowns ... Also caught five passes for 22 yards ... Led the team with 22 carries for 66 yards in the season opener at Syracuse (Sept. 1) ... Rushed 23 times for 96 yards and a 15-yard touchdown vs. NC State (Sept. 10) ... Carried 14 times for 54 yards vs. Gardner-Webb (Sept. 17) ... Rushed 19 times for 60 yards and a TD at Boston College (Oct. 1) ... Topped the 100-yard mark with 136 yards on 13 carries vs. Florida State (Oct. 8), vaulting himself into the Wake Forest 1,000-yard club.Harris became the 35th Deacon to rush for 1,000 yards in his career ... Missed the Virginia Tech (Oct. 15) and Duke (Oct. 22) games with a hamstring injury ... Returned to action at North Carolina (Oct. 29) and had three carries for nine yards before removing himself from the game ... Sat out the next three games before returning to the field in the regular season finale vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 26) ... Had a pair of kickoff returns for 55 yards against the Commodores ... Also returned two kicks in the Music City Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 30).
2010 Season
Played in 11 games with four starts in an outstanding freshman season ... Named honorable mention Freshman All-America by College Football News ... Led the team in rushing with 720 yards and seven touchdowns ... His 5.7 yards per carry average was the third-best average in school history and the highest by a Deacon since 1971 ... Ranked fifth in the ACC in rushing yards (65.5/gm) ... Had two of the longest runs in school history with an 87-yard TD at Virginia Tech (Oct. 16) and a 74-yard gallop at Vanderbilt (Nov. 27) ... Made collegiate debut vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 2), scoring two touchdowns and rushing for 74 yards on six carries ... Carried the ball 12 times for 50 yards vs. Duke (Sept. 11) ... Led the team with 46 rushing yards on 14 carries and also caught three passes for 32 yards vs. Navy (Oct. 9) ... Made first career start at Virginia Tech (Oct. 16) and turned in his best game of the season, rushing for 241 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries ... One touchdown was on an 87-yard run, tied for third-longest rush in school history.The 241 yards rushing was the sixth-highest single-game total in school history and the most ever allowed to an individual by the Hokies ... Became the first Deacon to rush for more than 200 yards since Micah Andrews in 2005 ... Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors after the performance vs. the Hokies ... Scored fifth rushing touchdown of the season at Maryland (Oct. 30), carrying the ball 10 times for 27 yards ... Carried the ball 19 times for 67 yards vs. Boston College (Nov. 6) ... Found the end zone for the sixth time vs. Clemson (Nov. 20), finishing the game with 38 yards on nine carries ... Turned in second 100-yard effort of the season with 138 yards on 18 carries with one TD at Vanderbilt (Nov. 27).
2009 Season
High School
A 2009 graduate of Duncanville (Texas) HS ... Suffered a torn ACL in April 2008 and did not play his first game as a senior until Oct. 24 ... Had surgery in May 2008 ... Rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown on nine carries in his first game back ... Ran a 10.93 at the District 8-5A track championship in 2007 ... ran a personal best of 10.09 in the 100m ... Helped Duncanville to its first playoff appearance since 2004 ... Had a 57-yard touchdown run against Plano ... Caught two TD passes and scored on a 56-yard run in a win over Irving ... Clocked at 4.34 in the 40 ... As a junior, rushed for 900 yards and six touchdowns on just 60 carries ... Recorded 80 tackles on defense in 2007 ... Played for Coach Jeff Dicus ... Recruited by Tim Billings.
Full name is Joshua Derrell Harris ... Majoring in sociology ... Son of Darrell Harris III and Beverly Harris ... Born Jan. 22, 1991 in Dallas.
Player News
04/07/2014 - After finishing a productive four years at Wake Forest, Josh Harris is more than ready to take the next step in his career and enter the NFL. The native Texan leaves Wake Forest as one of the top rushers in Demon Deacon history. Harris finished his career at Wake Forest with a total of 489 carries, 2,230 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns. Despite multiple injuries plaguing his sophomore season, Harris played in almost every game for the Demon Deacons as one of their leading rushers throughout four seasons. He leaves Wake as one of the top 10 career rushing leaders in school history. Once Harris completed his senior season, he headed back home to Dallas to train for his next move. He mentioned that he decided to go home and train in order to be around his family and old training partners. "I'm working on durability, stability, and flexibility," said Harris. "I'm plenty strong but I need to make sure I stay healthy."

In order for Harris to stay in good physical shape, he does extra stretching, participates in yoga and completes more reps with less weight in the weight room rather than strictly heavy lifting. This ensures that he is at his physical peak for the draft. A little over three months after his college career ended, Harris participated in Wake's Pro Day on March 17. On the morning of Pro Day Harris was prepared to show the 22 NFL scouts in attendance his improvement on the field. However, Harris was greeted by unexpected rain and ice storms. "The weather was so miserable that you couldn't even get your legs warm enough to perform at your peak," Harris said. "It was sort of unfair to compare our numbers to other prospects, but I guess that's just the luck of the draw." - Wake Forest football


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