Bears 2015 Football Preview: Tight Ends-Special Teams
Enters his third season with the Bears as an experienced specialist for all kicking duties ... Averaged 54.3 yards on 3 kickoffs during Maroon and White Spring Game (4/11/15).
2014: Saw action in his first collegiate game on 11/1/14 against Indiana State ... Recorded a touchback with one of his 3 kickoffs in Terre Haute ... Awarded prestigious MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award and made MVFC Honor Roll ... Earned MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semesters in 2014-15 ... Finished 2-for-3 on field goal attempts in 2014 spring scrimmages, including a 32-yarder in the second intrasquad game (4/12/14) ... Was also 3-for-3 on extra points in the spring of 2014.
2013: Was redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for fall and spring semesters and MVFC Honor Roll.
High School: Earned academic all-state honors three years in a row after knocking through 12-of-16 field goals, producing 159 points, averaging 55.7 yards per kickoff and posting 113 touchbacks in that span ... Was 3-for-4 in field goal attempts, 42-for-46 on extra points, scored 54 points and averaged 56.6 yards on kickoffs as a senior ... Was a consensus Class 5 all-state pick in 2012 as well as all-conference, all-district and all-region ... Played in SWMFCA Grin Iron All-Star Game in Springfield ... Helped Coach Richard Rehagen's Eagles to a 7-5 record and Class 5 playoff run as a senior ... Ray Guy Preseason All-America Watch List in 2012.
Personal: Shelby Michael Harris was born 8/11/94 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Shawn and Whitney Harris of Nixa, Mo. ... Has a sister Shaylen ... His father earned his graduate and undergraduate degrees from MSU ... Majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology.