Career Notes | Agility | High School | Personal | Stats
Has a thick bone structure that can add 20 pounds with no loss in speed
Well-built athlete with long arms, thick hands and lean muscle definition
Very effective at getting to the running backs in pursuit, showing good hip snap and leg drive
Makes proper angle adjustments on the move
Flashes excellent power at the point of attack
Maintains his balance getting through the trash and has fluid lateral movements in back-side pursuit
Explodes off the snap and is a very effective wrap-up tackler, breaking down the play while facing up to the opponent with explosion
Pursues the outside run with great range, using his hands effectively to gain leverage and avoid low blocks
Shows the quickness to stay with the tight ends in the mid-range passing area, using his hands properly to keep separation
Flows to the ball effortlessly, going low to get the running backs off their feet
Drives for depth on his pass drops, running to his assigned area and settling in to make the tackle
Catches the ball with hands extended from the framework.
Needs to show a better feel for zone drops as he does not always anticipate the switch-offs
Tends to play too upright at times, getting a little frustrated when his initial moves fails to work
Bit of a strider, laboring at times to change directions
Not always decisive enough to locate the ball, as he does take false steps when biting on the quarterback's fakes
Even with his lateral agility, he is not sudden in his movements to the perimeter
Simply ran out of gas at the end of the 2001 season.
One of the most athletic defensive players in the country
Can stop the run as well as rush the quarterback or cover a wideout
Moved from outside linebacker to defensive end in 2001
Finished his career with 335 tackles (187 solos), nine sacks for minus-68 yards and 29 stops for losses of 131 yards
His 335 tackles rank seventh on the school's career-record list
Also intercepted four passes, deflected 16 others, caused four fumbles and had a pair of fumble recoveries.
All-Big Ten Conference second-team selection
Shifted to right defensive end
Recorded 78 tackles (45 solos) with three sacks for minus-16 yards, nine stops for losses of 33 yards and a team-high 19 quarterback pressures
Caused a fumble and blocked a kick
Batted away five passes and intercepted another.
- Nevada-Las Vegas - Intercepted a Jason Thomas pass, deflected another and posted four tackles (three solos) with a stop for a 4-yard loss.
- Duke - Assisted on a sack and delivered five hits.
- Michigan State - Had eight tackles (seven solos) with a pair of sacks for minus-12 yards, four stops for losses of 19 yards and a pass break-up.
- Ohio State - Added a pressure and 10 tackles.
- Minnesota - Was in on eight hits (five solos), two pass deflections, four pressures and a pair of stops behind the line of scrimmage.
- Purdue - Followed with an eight-tackle effort.
- Indiana - Held to an assisted tackle.
- Iowa - Made five stops (four assists).
- Bowling Green - Limited to a pair of assisted tackles.
- Illinois - Closed out his career with five tackles (three solos) and a pressure.
All-Big Ten Conference second-team choice
Started every game at weakside outside linebacker, finishing second on the team with 115 tackles (66 solos)
Made three sacks for minus-25 yards and 13 stops for losses of 60 yards
Intercepted two passes for 50 yards in returns and deflected six others
Also had a fumble recovery.
Played in 10 games, starting the last eight contests at weakside outside linebacker
Finished second on the team with 110 tackles (57 solos), including three sacks for minus-27 yards and five stops for losses of 33 yards
Deflected five passes and had four quarterback pressures
Also caused two fumbles.
Played in every game, starting vs. Purdue at right defensive end
Recorded 32 tackles (19 solos) with two stops for losses of five yards
Caused and recovered a fumble.
Did not see any game action, receiving a redshirt
Named rookie champion after the Duke and Michigan games
Competed on Northwestern's basketball team.
4.55 in the 40-yard dash
2.64 in the 20-yard dash
1.6 in the 10-yard dash
4.44 in the 20-yard shuttle
7.15 in the three-cone drill
34-inch vertical jump
9'7" broad jump
Bench presses 225 pounds 27 times
410-pound bench press
305-pound power clean
32-inch arm length
SuperPrep All-American, voted All-Midwest by the Detroit Free Press and selected Defensive Player of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Southtown and the Hammond Times at Thornton (Chicago, Ill.) High
All-State pick by the Tribune and Sun-Times
Named All-Conference and All-Area by Star Publications, Daily Southtown and Hammond Times
Named a Chicago Tribune Scholar-Athlete
Recorded 91 tackles, 24 sacks, two fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles, two safeties and returned an interception for a touchdown his senior season
Had 19 catches for 347 yards and four touchdowns on offense
Also lettered in basketball
Member of the National Honor Society.
Communication Studies major
Son of Brenda and the lkate Napoleon Harris
Napoleon Bill Harris on Feb. 25, 1979
Resides in Chicago, Ill.
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