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|Born:||October 1, 1986|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school:||Canton (GA) Sequoyah|
|Career highlights and awards
Cullen Harper II (born October 1, 1986) is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted in the 2009 NFL Draft and signed with the Buffalo Bills for the 2009 season. He played college football at Clemson.
Cullen Harper grew up in Alpharetta, GA and attended Sequoyah High School. He was a two year starter at QB for the Chiefs and played for Coach Sid Maxwell. Harper was considered one of the states top prospects and the #1 quarterback in the state of Georgia. He earned scholarship offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Auburn, Ole Miss, Duke, Georgia Tech and several other schools in the southeast. Harper committed to Tommy Bowden and Clemson University, in 2003, the summer before his senior year of high school. Harper was selected to play in the North-South Georgia All-Star Game at the conclusion of the 2004 high school football season.
Harpers career began at Clemson in 2004 where he red-shirted the 2004 season while learning behind long time NFL QB Charlie Whitehurst.
In 2005 & 2006, Harper saw limited action as the back up quarterback. During his time as backup quarterback he completed 15-22 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed 6 times for 24 yards.
In 2007, Harper began his run as a two year starter at Clemson. He broke 28 school records while passing for 3,000 yards and throwing 27 touchdowns to just 6 interceptions. He was named 2nd Team All-ACC behind Matt Ryan. Harper was the recipient of the Banks McFadden award, which goes to the top player in the state of South Carolina. He was also voted All-American by collegefootball.com
In 2008 Harper was voted Preseason ACC Player of the Year and 1st Team All-ACC at the quarterback position. Harper threw for over 2,600 yards and 13 touchdowns and lead the ACC in passing yards, touchdowns, and completion percentage. The Clemson Tigers earned an invite to the Gator Bowl where they squared off against the Ndamukong Suh and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
While at Clemson, Cullen Harper set 22 school records and was a two time team captain as voted by his teammates. He threw for a total of 5,762 yards with a 64% completion percentage to go along with 42 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. He also rushed for another 5 touchdowns.
In 2009 Harper played for the south team on the Under Armour Senior Bowl. The Senior Bowl is widely considered the nations top college all-star game. He was also an invitee and participant in the NFL Scouting Combine held in Indianapolis. Harper participate in pre-season camp with the Buffalo Bills and saw limited action due to a crowded quarterback room.
Cullen Harper is married to Jordan Florence. The two have a little girl, Charlie, who was born on November 4, 2019. Harper graduated near the top of his class from the College of Dental Medicine at The Medical University of South Carolina. He is now training at Augusta University Health in Augusta, Georgia, to become specialized as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.
- ↑ "2009 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2009.htm. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
- ↑ Reference, Sports (2009-04-25). "Cullen Harper Stats". SRCFB.com. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/cullen-harper-1.html. Retrieved 2010-07-11.