Montel Harris
Temple OwlsNo. 8
Running back Senior
Major: Unknown
Date of birth: (1989-10-30) October 30, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2007 FSWA Class 2B All-State Second-Team
  • 2007 All-Duval County Academic Football Team
  • 2008 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2009 All-ACC 2nd team
  • 2009 All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2010 All-ACC 1st team
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Montel Lamar Harris (born October 30, 1989) is an American football running back for the Temple Owls. He previously played for the Boston College Eagles.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Harris attended Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida along with tailback Jamie Harper. In high school Harris gained 4,000 yards.

College career[edit | edit source]

Boston College Eagles[edit | edit source]

In Harris' freshman year, he combined with teammate Josh Haden to be the second-most prolific all-freshmen backfield in the country. With 900 rushing yards, Harris broke the school's freshman rushing record.

Sophomore year was a breakout year for Harris on the national stage. With 1,457 yards and 14 TD's, Harris was an All-ACC selection (Second Team) an All-American (honorable mention). On October 17, 2009, Harris broke the school's single game rushing records for yards and TDs, amassing 264 yards and 5 TDs in a victory over the NC State Wolfpack.[1]

During his junior year, Harris gained 1,243 yards. Harris was injured in the Eagles second last regular season game against the Virginia Cavaliers.[2] He missed the rest of the season after undergoing surgery. Harris was an All-ACC selection (First Team).

Heading into his senior year, Harris was named the Preseason ACC Player of the Year. Harris played in only two games; he missed the first three games of the season and re-injured his knee in a loss to Wake Forest.[3] Prior to the injury, Harris broke the school's rushing record (previously held by Derrick Knight). The school announced that they would be seeking a medical redshirt for Harris, allowing him to play in 2012.[4] On December 16, 2011, Harris' application for a medical redshirt was approved and Harris was scheduled to return to the Eagles in 2012.[5]

As of 2011, Harris had gained 3,735 yards and 27 TDs on 787 carries.[6]

On May 1, 2012, Harris was permanently dismissed from the Boston College football team due to a repeated violation of team rules.[7]

Temple Owls[edit | edit source]

A fifth-year senior, Harris transferred to Temple in the fall of 2012 after receiving a medical red-shirt for his sixth and final year of eligibility.[8]

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