#27 Vernon Harris
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas
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Vernon HarrisFRESHMAN (2012)
Earned team’s Earl Hamilton Freshman Award as the freshman that made the most outstanding contributions to the team ... thrust into the starting lineup at cornerback for the season opener and started all 10 games ... ranked fifth on the team with 42 tackles and tied for the lead with five passes broken up ... provided perhaps the most important hit of the season, forcing a fumble with 11 seconds to play in a tie game at Holy Cross to set up the game-winning field goal ... also had six stops against the Crusaders, one of which stopped a receiver short on fourth down ... had seven tackles versus Penn and batted down a third-down pass in the end zone to force the Quakers into settling for a field goal ... stonewalled a Sacred Heart rusher for a three-yard loss ... contributed six stops and broke up a pass in the win at Cornell ... recorded a season-high nine tackles against Brown and thwarted a touchdown pass in the end zone.

All-Broward County honorable mention ... chosen for the Public vs. Private All-Star Game ... posted 28 tackles and two interceptions last year ...  rung up 13 tackles in a win broadcast early in his senior season by ESPN ... helped football team go 15-0 and garner a spot on the ESPN Rise Powerade National Fab50 his junior year ... also lettered in basketball at Aquinas ... selected Dartmouth over Brown ... will see former high school teammates in almost every game.

Born on June 25, 1994 ... son of Vernon Harris and Melissa Thomas has one brother and one sister ... brother Calvin played running back at Prairie View ... interested in engineering ... from the same powerhouse high school program as former Dartmouth quarterback Dan Shula ... adept at repairing Xbox and PlayStation video systems.

Complete Career Statistics

2012 10 19 23 42 0.5-2 5 1 0 0
TOTAL 10 19 23 42 0.5-2 5 1 0 0