Harper with the Packers in 2013
|No. 13, 10|
|Date of birth:September 10, 1989|
|Place of birth: Wichita, Kansas|
|College: Kansas State|
|NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 4 / Pick: 123|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Seattle Seahawks ( 2013)*|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Second-team All-Big 12 (2012)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Christopher Deon Harper (born September 10, 1989) is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Kansas State, and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Harper has also been a member of the San Francisco 49ers, the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants.
Harper was born in Wichita, Kansas. He attended Northwest High School in Wichita, and played high school football for the Northwest Grizzlies. As a quarterback, he completed 55 percent of his passes while accumulating 761 yards and eight passing touchdowns. He also rushed for 506 yards and 10 scores his senior year for the Grizzlies, who ended the year with a 7-3 record and advanced the first round of the state playoffs. Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated the No.10 athlete in the nation. He accepted a scholarship offer from University of Oregon over offers from Kansas State, Missouri and Notre Dame.
Harper initially attended the University of Oregon, and was a member of the Oregon Ducks football team in 2008. He started his college career at quarterback, but converted from quarterback to wide receiver after the first five games. He caught nine passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for 137 yards on 35 carries (3.9 yards per carry) for two touchdowns. At the end of the season, Harper announced that he would be leaving the Oregon Ducks, and would transfer closer to home.
After transferring to Kansas State University, Harper played for the Kansas State Wildcats football team from 2010 to 2012. After red-shirting a year due to his transfer, he played in all 13 games in 2010, starting seven. He totaled 25 catches for 330 yards and four touchdowns. As a junior in 2011, he led the team in receptions (40), receiving yards (547) and touchdown receptions (5). In his final season of eligibility, he once again led the team in receptions (58) and receiving yards (857), and was second in touchdown receptions (3) and was named to the All-Big 12 Conference second team.
On August 31, 2013, Harper was waived during the final roster cuts, becoming the second highest 2013 draftee to not make his NFL team's opening day roster.
San Francisco 49ersEdit
The 49ers signed him off of the Seahawks practice roster on September 2, 2013. The 49ers later waived Harper on October 17, 2013.
Green Bay PackersEdit
The Green Bay Packers claimed WR Chris Harper off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers on October 18, 2013. He made his NFL regular season debut, playing special teams coverage. He was released on August 24, 2014.
New York GiantsEdit
On October 14, 2014, Harper signed with the New York Giants and was placed on the practice squad. On December 29, 2014, he signed a reserve/future contract to remain on the Giants. On August 7, 2015, Harper was waived/injured by the Giants. On the following day, he cleared waivers and was reverted to the Giants' injured reserve list. On September 28, 2015, he was released by the Giants with an injury settlement.
Music career Edit
In October 2017, Harper made his music debut by releasing his first single titled "Just for Me".
- ↑ https://sports.yahoo.com/oregon/football/recruiting/player-Chris-Harper-57241;_ylt=AvVLL5kL9l5CcI3BCYWKjfcitZB4
- ↑ http://projects.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/sports/14377048-41/story.csp
- ↑ http://blogs.seattletimes.com/seahawks/2013/04/27/live-draft-blog-seahawks-picks-from-the-final-day-of-the-nfl-draft/
- ↑ Florio, Mike. "Packers dump seven players". Pro Football Talk. Archived from the original on December 2, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151202194806/http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/08/24/packers-dump-seven-players/. Retrieved 24 August 2014.