A.J. Harris

RB · Northern Illinois
Older half of nation?s top returning 1-A rushing duo. Faster than All-America TBs Michael ?The Burner? Turner and Garrett Wolfe with:04.39 speed in the 40. Check out No. 24?the receiver?in the flat this fall. Most productive No. 2 Northern Illinois TB rusher (822 yards) since ?The Burner? (983 yards in 2000).Set school 1-A era bowl rushing record at Silicon Valley Football Classic. Joe Novak: ?What a greatperformance he had in our bowl game. That will tell you what kind of team player A. J. is, to step into such a situation where Garrett (Wolfe) had been the man most of the season. A. J. is actually faster than Garrett. He?s a big, strong, physical runner who has improved each year. A. J. pass protects well and can catch the ball, too.? NIU: Heads into August camp as No. 2 TB (2005). Sat out spring game (4-23- 05) due to left shoulder sprain. Chart: Produced :04.39 speed, 21 reps with 225 pounds, 31-inch vertical jump, 330- pound power clean, 345-pound bench press, and 425-pound back squat in off-season conditioning program (2005). Career: No. 23 rusher in Northern Illinois history (1,265 yards). Owns three 100-yard games, six starts, 882 snaps, and 1,430 all-purpose yards (plus three tackles) in 35 appearances (2002-04). Projected as Second-Team All-Mid-American Conference choice by CollegeFootballNews.com and Fourth-Team All-MAC pick by Phil Steele?s College Football Preview for second year in a row. Ranks as Mid-Am?s No. 6 and NCAA?s No. 44 returning rusher (74.7 ypg. average).

Recruited by Illinois. Two-sport team MVP. Named Illinois High School Boys Track & Field Player of the Year by Gatorade Circle of Champions Program (July, 2002). Repeat state Class AA (Large Schools) 110-meter high hurdles champ (2001-02). Selected one of 15 area recipients of Chicago Tribune Outstanding Achievement Award (2002). Named team captain and football MVP, Second-Team All-DuPage Valley Conference, preseason Chicago Tribune Player to Watch, Special Mention Chicago Sun-Times All-Area and Area Top 100 Prospect, and Honorable Mention Daily Herald DuPage All- Area on 9-4 state Class 8A playoff semifinalist as a senior for coach Matt Foster. Cited No. 25 area prospect by Chicago Sun-Times (2002). Gained 960 yards and 14 TDs on 144 attempts, plus caught 16 passes for 197 yards (2001). Ran for 143 yards?and a 58-yard TD on second play of the game? 10 carries in playoffs vs. Warren (11-10-01). Lettered in football (2) and track (4). Went unbeaten in 110HH during senior year?with major titles in Wheaton Best Four, DVC, Sectional, and state meets. Set state record with :13.79 timing in 110HH finals, plus won state 200-meter dash in :21.61 and placed in two relays?second (400) and third(800) (2002). Captured state 110HH title as a junior with a :14.05 time and qualified for state 300IH (2001).

Given name is Albert John. Younger brother Adam Harris?the 2005 IHSA state champ in the 100, 110HH, and 200 meters?will be a freshman at Michigan on a track scholarship this fall. Birthdate (Age): 8-8-84 (21). Major: Sociology. BACK TO TOP PROFILE GAME ANALYSIS PLAYER NEWS PLAYER STATISTICS Expanded & Classic Player Profiles Are OFFICIAL NFL RECORDS by Scout Dave Te' Thomas, NFLScouting, NFLDraftScout.com © Copyright - The Sports Xchange , My Sports Daily . All Rights Reserved Home | Contact Us | About Us | Privacy Policy

Physical Attributes:

Proj Rd: 6-7
Height: 6-1
Weight: 231.0
Forty: 4.4
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Pro Day Results:

Cone: 6.69
Bench: 24.0
Shuttle: 4.2
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40: 4.4
BJ: 9'4"
VJ: 33.0

Combine Results:

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