Dale Lennon press conference transcript.
Salukis host Eastern Illinois at 2 p.m. on Saturday in BlackOut Cancer game.
Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.
Saturday's game will be broadcast locally on WSIU TV.
2010 (Junior): Named to the 2010 Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team...Named the MVFC Newcomer of the Week after rushing for a season-high 163 yards on 37 carries in a win at No. 19 Illinois State, Oct. 2...His 37 carries against the Redbirds tied for the 10th most in a game in school history...Named SIU's Newcomer of the Year, as voted on by the team...Played in all 11 games and started four games from Oct. 9-Nov. 6...Was the teams leading rusher with 604 yards on 132 attempts...Led the team with eight touchdowns, all which came on the ground...Caught four passes for 42 yards...Had 152 yards rushing on 16 carries with one touchdown at Missouri State, Oct. 30...His 58-yard run against the Bears was the longest rush by a Saluki in 2010 and he averaged 9.5 yards per carry in the game...Ran for two TDs in two games - against Quincy in his first game as a Saluki and at Illinois State...Averaged 4.6 yards per carry on the year and 54.9 rushing yards per game...Received the teams Annihilator Award, which goes to the offensive player with the most outstanding week of strength training, for the week of the Illinois State game.
Prior to SIU: Played in 21 games and registered 16 yards rushing on 16 carries at Pittsburgh...Primarily played on special teams...Played in 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2008, primarily on special teams, to letter...Had season highs in yards (12) and carries (six) at Connecticut (12/1/08)...Redshirted as a true freshman in 2007...Was a scout team standout who was named Pitt's Offensive Prep Player of the Year by the coaching staff.
High School: One of New Jersey's top running backs as a senior at St. Peter's Prep...considered one of the top 10 overall prospects in the state by Scout.com...rushed for 1,410 yards and 17 touchdowns on 163 carries (8.7 avg.) as a senior...as a junior he primarily played linebacker but his sophomore season (at Marist High School) he rushed for more than 1,400 yards and scored 25 TDs...member of the 2006 MSG Network High School Heisman Team, which honors 23 of the top players from the Tri-State (New Jersey, New York and Connecticut) area...named to The Associated Press New Jersey All-State Team (third team)...three-time All-Hudson County...helped St. Peter's Prep to a two-year mark of 23-1 (.958) and consecutive berths in the New Jersey Non-Public Group IV championship game at Giants Stadium...helped the team gain a second consecutive trip to the state title game by rushing for 213 yards on just 18 carries (11.8 avg.) in a 21-7 victory over Seton Hall Prep in the semifinals...Harris scored two touchdowns in the victory, including an 80-yard TD run, and was named The Hudson Reporter Athlete of the Week for his performance...as a junior he helped St. Peter's to the state title with a 12-0 mark...rated the No. 18 prospect in New Jersey by SuperPrep...PrepStar All-East Region... Scout East "Hot 100" list...played under Coach Rich Hansen...selected to play in the Governor's Bowl (New Jersey vs. New York) and the New Jersey North-South All-Star Game.
Personal: Born May 16, 1989 in Newark, N.J...Son of Bridget Wesley and Fred Harris...Has three sisters and one brother...Father was a receiver at Arizona State in the 1970s...Sociology major.
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