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Jamie Harper
RB #23
Height:
5-11
Weight:
233
College:
Clemson
Experience:
2

Biography

PRO:  Jamie Harper is 235-pound running back that carries the ball with power, but also possesses surprising quickness for a player his size.  The 2011 fourth-round pick saw action as a reserve in 13 games as a rookie and carried the ball 17 times for 44 yards and a touchdown.  Harper was an effective receiver out of the backfield in college and excelled in the screen game.  He caught four passes for 32 yards with the Titans in 2011. In his second season, he will compete for playing time on special teams and will serve as a complementary runner to All-Pro Chris Johnson. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• As a rookie in 2011, Harper played in 13 games as a reserve and rushed the ball 17 times for 44 yards with a touchdown.  He scored his first career touchdown on a one-yard plunge against Jacksonville (12/24/11).

TITANS TIDBITS: 
• Harper went back to school at Clemson during the 2012 offseason as he works toward his degree in Communications.  He has just eight hours of classes remaining before graduation.
• Harper has started a foundation called Forever 17 that aims to help underpriviledged youth.  The foundation is named after Harper’s roommate at Clemson, Stanley Hunter, who was diagnosed with Epilepsy and is unable to play football anymore.  Hunter wore the number 17.
• Harper lists his father James, who works for a towing company in Jacksonville, as one of the most inspirational people in his life.  James raised Jamie and his three brothers after their mother Dietria passed away from lung cancer when Jamie was just nine years old.
• Before entering the NFL, Harper had never owned a vehicle before.  While in college, if he couldn’t catch a ride somewhere, he’d get up and walk.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: 
• The Jacksonville, Fla., native was selected by the Titans with their second pick in the fourth round (130th overall) the 2011 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
• During his three-year career at Clemson, Harper posted 1,311 rushing yards on 311 carries with 12 touchdowns and hauled in 50 catches for 398 yards and three touchdowns in 835 snaps over 39 games with 10 starts.  Scored 90 points and generated 1,782 all-purpose yards on 368 chances, an average of 45.7 yards per game.  Caught nine passes against Florida State in 2010, setting a school game-record for running backs.  Decided to forego his senior season and enter the NFL draft in January 2011.
• As a junior (2010), collected a team-high 760 yards on 197 carries with seven touchdowns and notched a career-best 35 catches for 328 yards with three touchdowns in 518 snaps over 13 games with seven starts.  Ninth in the ACC in rushing yards per game (58.5), while registering three 100-yard rushing games.  Had 10 total touchdowns, second-most on the team and led the team in yards from scrimmage (1,058).  Finished second on the team in receptions and had at least one catch in every game, the only Tiger to do so.  Played in tandem with Andre Ellington at running back for the first eight games of the season before carrying most of the load for the last four games with Ellington’s injury.  In the last four games, he averaged 94.3 rushing yards per game.
• As a sophomore (2009), played in all 14 games, starting the Middle Tennessee and South Carolina contests.  Ranked third on the squad with 80 carries for 418 yards (5.2 avg.) and four touchdowns.  Made 11 catches for 49 yards (4.5 avg.) and recorded one solo tackle.  Scored 24 points and had two kickoff returns for 27 yards (13.5 avg).  Finished with 494 all-purpose yards, an average of 35.3 yards per game.  Co-winner of the 12th Man Award on offense along with fellow running back Andre Ellington, as voted on by the Tiger coaching staff.
• As a freshman (2008), played in 12 games, starting against Alabama, and finished with 133 yards and a touchdown on 34 attempts (3.9 avg.), adding 21 yards on four catches (5.3 avg.). 
• Majored in communication studies at Clemson.

PERSONAL: 
• Splits time between Nashville and Jacksonville, Fla.
• Attended Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Fla.) and rushed for 1,437 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior.  Was ranked #1 running back in the state by FloridaFB.com.
• Rated as the No. 12 prospect in the nation by ESPN.com, No. 3 running back in the nation by ESPN.com, No. 5 running back and No. 35 prospect in the nation by Scout.com and No. 119 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com.
• Totaled 1,200 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns along with four receiving touchdowns as a junior.
• Played in the ESPN/Under Armour All-American game and scored the winning touchdown on a pass with less than three minutes left in the game.
• Was a standout basketball player and track athlete, winning the state title in the 4x100m and finishing eighth in the 200m.
• Graduated high school with a 3.6 grade point average.
• Has three brothers: Chris Scott (27), Rodrick Hall (25), Toney Harper (20).
• Hobbies include bowling, shooting pool and playing cards.
• Follow Harper on Twitter at @Newbreed23.
• List of favorites: (TV show) “Spartacus”; (movie) “Bad Boys II”; (music artist) Field Mob; (school subject) math; (actor) Jamie Foxx; (car) “I’ve never had one, but I guess I’d say a Mercedes”; (book) inspirational and spiritual books such as Tony Dungy’s “Quiet Strength”; (childhood sports hero) Emmitt Smith; (sports team) Texas Rangers and Orlando Magic; (video game) Call of Duty; and (food) seafood, especially Joe’s Crab Shack.
• Born James William Harper III on Sept. 11, 1989 in Waco, Texas.

PRO:  Jamie Harper is 235-pound running back that carries the ball with power, but also possesses surprising quickness for a player his size.  The 2011 fourth-round pick saw action as a reserve in 13 games as a rookie and carried the ball 17 times for 44 yards and a touchdown.  Harper was an effective receiver out of the backfield in college and excelled in the screen game.  He caught four passes for 32 yards with the Titans in 2011. In his second season, he will compete for playing time on special teams and will serve as a complementary runner to All-Pro Chris Johnson. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• As a rookie in 2011, Harper played in 13 games as a reserve and rushed the ball 17 times for 44 yards with a touchdown.  He scored his first career touchdown on a one-yard plunge against Jacksonville (12/24/11).

TITANS TIDBITS: 
• Harper went back to school at Clemson during the 2012 offseason as he works toward his degree in Communications.  He has just eight hours of classes remaining before graduation.
• Harper has started a foundation called Forever 17 that aims to help underpriviledged youth.  The foundation is named after Harper’s roommate at Clemson, Stanley Hunter, who was diagnosed with Epilepsy and is unable to play football anymore.  Hunter wore the number 17.
• Harper lists his father James, who works for a towing company in Jacksonville, as one of the most inspirational people in his life.  James raised Jamie and his three brothers after their mother Dietria passed away from lung cancer when Jamie was just nine years old.
• Before entering the NFL, Harper had never owned a vehicle before.  While in college, if he couldn’t catch a ride somewhere, he’d get up and walk.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: 
• The Jacksonville, Fla., native was selected by the Titans with their second pick in the fourth round (130th overall) the 2011 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
• During his three-year career at Clemson, Harper posted 1,311 rushing yards on 311 carries with 12 touchdowns and hauled in 50 catches for 398 yards and three touchdowns in 835 snaps over 39 games with 10 starts.  Scored 90 points and generated 1,782 all-purpose yards on 368 chances, an average of 45.7 yards per game.  Caught nine passes against Florida State in 2010, setting a school game-record for running backs.  Decided to forego his senior season and enter the NFL draft in January 2011.
• As a junior (2010), collected a team-high 760 yards on 197 carries with seven touchdowns and notched a career-best 35 catches for 328 yards with three touchdowns in 518 snaps over 13 games with seven starts.  Ninth in the ACC in rushing yards per game (58.5), while registering three 100-yard rushing games.  Had 10 total touchdowns, second-most on the team and led the team in yards from scrimmage (1,058).  Finished second on the team in receptions and had at least one catch in every game, the only Tiger to do so.  Played in tandem with Andre Ellington at running back for the first eight games of the season before carrying most of the load for the last four games with Ellington’s injury.  In the last four games, he averaged 94.3 rushing yards per game.
• As a sophomore (2009), played in all 14 games, starting the Middle Tennessee and South Carolina contests.  Ranked third on the squad with 80 carries for 418 yards (5.2 avg.) and four touchdowns.  Made 11 catches for 49 yards (4.5 avg.) and recorded one solo tackle.  Scored 24 points and had two kickoff returns for 27 yards (13.5 avg).  Finished with 494 all-purpose yards, an average of 35.3 yards per game.  Co-winner of the 12th Man Award on offense along with fellow running back Andre Ellington, as voted on by the Tiger coaching staff.
• As a freshman (2008), played in 12 games, starting against Alabama, and finished with 133 yards and a touchdown on 34 attempts (3.9 avg.), adding 21 yards on four catches (5.3 avg.). 
• Majored in communication studies at Clemson.

PERSONAL: 
• Splits time between Nashville and Jacksonville, Fla.
• Attended Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Fla.) and rushed for 1,437 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior.  Was ranked #1 running back in the state by FloridaFB.com.
• Rated as the No. 12 prospect in the nation by ESPN.com, No. 3 running back in the nation by ESPN.com, No. 5 running back and No. 35 prospect in the nation by Scout.com and No. 119 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com.
• Totaled 1,200 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns along with four receiving touchdowns as a junior.
• Played in the ESPN/Under Armour All-American game and scored the winning touchdown on a pass with less than three minutes left in the game.
• Was a standout basketball player and track athlete, winning the state title in the 4x100m and finishing eighth in the 200m.
• Graduated high school with a 3.6 grade point average.
• Has three brothers: Chris Scott (27), Rodrick Hall (25), Toney Harper (20).
• Hobbies include bowling, shooting pool and playing cards.
• Follow Harper on Twitter at @Newbreed23.
• List of favorites: (TV show) “Spartacus”; (movie) “Bad Boys II”; (music artist) Field Mob; (school subject) math; (actor) Jamie Foxx; (car) “I’ve never had one, but I guess I’d say a Mercedes”; (book) inspirational and spiritual books such as Tony Dungy’s “Quiet Strength”; (childhood sports hero) Emmitt Smith; (sports team) Texas Rangers and Orlando Magic; (video game) Call of Duty; and (food) seafood, especially Joe’s Crab Shack.
• Born James William Harper III on Sept. 11, 1989 in Waco, Texas.

 
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 23 36 1.6 74 2.1 3.2 4 13 8 22.2 0 0 1
2012 TEN 10 19 1.9 30 1.6 3 3 13 4 21.1 0 0 0
2011 TEN 13 17 1.3 44 2.6 3.4 1 12 4 23.5 0 0 1
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 23 5 40 8 1.7 21 0 1 0 1 0
2012 TEN 10 1 8 8 0.8 8 0 0 0 0 0
2011 TEN 13 4 32 8 2.5 21 0 1 0 1 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 23 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 TEN 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 TEN 13 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 23 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 TEN 10 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2011 TEN 13 1 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0

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