Chris Harris
Chris Harris


Grandview, Mo.

High School:
Grandview High

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190

Defensive Back

At MSU: The Bears' most experienced defensive back, Chris Harris figures to again nail down a starting spot in the secondary after ranking sixth on the squad in tackles a year ago, despite missing the Youngstown State and Indiana State games due to injury. Harris recorded 39 total tackles, including 20 solos, four pass breakups and a forced fumble in 2005. He collected 10 tackles against Western Kentucky and nine at Arkansas. He ranked fourth on the team last season in tackles in 2004 with 26 solos and 51 assists for 77 total stops. He started 10 of 11 games, intercepted a pair of passes and had three pass breakups. He had his interceptions in the season opener against Drake and late in the year against Western Kentucky. His top games in tackles were 11 at Indiana State and 10 against Western Illinois. Harris had nine tackles in road games at Tulsa and Illinois State. He also played in all 11 games in 2003, including three starts at strong safety, and finished 10th on the team in tackles with 35.

Background: Harris was a three-year football letterman at Grandview High in suburban Kansas City. He was a second team all-state safety and also an all-metro wide receiver. He also was voted first team all-district as a safety and was named his conference Defensive Player of the Year in his senior season. Harris holds the Grandview school receiving records for yards in a game and season, and touchdowns in a season and career.

Personal: His full name is Chris Eugene Harris. He was born July 23, 1985, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Johnny and Michelle Harris. His academic major at MSU is recreation/health and wellness.

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