Sophomore QB Kierra Harris Reflects on the Bears' First Scrimmage
After finishing the 2012 season as the Bears' starting QB, Harris looks to pick up where he left off and resume starting duties this fall ... Was 13-for-22 passing with 100 yards of total offense in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13) ... In three spring scrimmages, he combined for 519 yards of total offense, including 462 passing yards on 42-of-74 attempts.
2012: Led Bears to a 3-2 record in five starts at quarterback over the last five games of the season, including an upset at No. 11 Illinois State (10/20/12) ... Notched a career-high 230 passing yards in season finale at UNI (11/17/12) and tied an MSU completions record (29-for-39) ... Threw for 3 TDs in homecoming win over Western Illinois (10/27/12) ... Passed for 214 yards and a pair of touchdowns in home win over South Dakota (10/13/12) ... Was an efficient 12-for-15 off the bench at Indiana State (10/6/12) ... Season-long 60-yard TD pass to Julian Burton vs. South Dakota ... Named MSU Offensive Player of the Week for Bears' near-upset of No. 1 North Dakota State (11/3/12) with 13 carries for 39 yards and a TD ... Was 18-for-33 for 108 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12) with 120 yards of total offense ... In three spring scrimmages, he was a combined 42-for-76 for 335 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
2011: Played in just two games as a true freshman, but was on the field for both FBS contests, including a start at No. 15 Arkansas in the season opener (9/3/11) ... Was 8-for-14 for 70 yards against the Razorbacks, including a 33-yard touchdown strike ... Played in two series at No. 12 Oregon (9/17/11) and collected 21 yards of total offense on 2-for-2 passing for 13 yards and 3 carries for 8 yards, including a long of 13 ... Finished his first campaign with a pass efficiency rating of 114.20 and 10-for-16 (.625) completion percentage.
High School: Was a two-time Arkansas Class 6A all-state quarterback who was named Southwest Arkansas Player of the Year as a senior in 2010 ... Also a three-year starter for Coach Phillip Miller's Razorbacks, earning all-area and Class 6A South all-conference honors in 2009 and 2010 ... Passed for more than 5,500 career yards and 50 touchdowns and rushed for more than 1,500 yards and 21 touchdowns ... As a senior, he passed for 2,300 yards with 25 touchdowns and rushed for 970 yards with 12 touchdowns ... Helped Arkansas High to a 7-7 record in 2010 ... Compiled 1,600 passing yards, 12 touchdowns and 2,150 yards of total offense as a junior ... In 2008, he accounted for 1,500 passing yards, 13 passing TDs and 1,830 yards total offense as a sophomore.
Personal: Kierra Rasheen Harris was born 10/14/92 in Texarkana, Ark. ... Son of James and Andrea Coleman of Texarkana ... Has two sisters, LaCreisha and LaCourtney ... Majoring in Kinesiology.