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An entertaining playmaker who will battle Danny Webster for starting duties at the "H" inside receiver position and could also experience an enhanced role in ECU's revamped special teams units as a kick and punt returner ... A quick and capable pass catcher whose versatility allows the Pirates some creativity with different sets in the passing game ... Turned in another solid spring showing, which included added reps because of Webster's injury ... Recorded a unit-high 45 receiving yards on three catches during the first spring scrimmage on March 31 ... One of the grabs was a 27-yard scoring pass from Cody Keith ... Did not record any statistics in the second contests, but wrapped up spring work with a four-reception, 38-yard effort during the Purple-Gold Game (April 14) ... Strength and conditioning numbers of note include a 410-pound back squat and a time of 7.0 in the three-cone drill ... Began collegiate career at NCAA Division II power Valdosta (Ga.) State, but transferred to ECU prior to the 2010 campaign and was able to be a one-year teammate of brother Dwayne Harris, a notable record-setting receiver and kick return specialist who was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2011 NFL Draft.
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010: Transferred into the ECU program in the fall and participated in practice sessions as a member of the scout team, but did not experience game action because of transfer regulations.
2009: Listed as both a running back and wide receiver, rushed for 79 yards and one touchdown on 32 carries during sophomore campaign at Valdosta State ... Also was on receiving end of six passes for 18 yards ... Credited with four special teams tackles.
2008: Played sparingly as a true freshman for the Blazers, mostly in a special teams role.
High School: A three-year letterman and senior team captain for coach Franklin Stephens at Tucker High School ... A two-time all-county selection for the Tigers ... Played in the Georgia North-South All-Star Game after senior campaign.
Personal: Full name is Derrick Lamar Harris ... Born October 28, 1989 at Rockdale, Ga. ... Son of Dwight and Robin Harris ... Brother Dwayne was a four-year (2007-10) letterman at ECU who set single-season and career records in both receptions and reception yards before being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft ... A family community services major ... Hobbies include movies and video games ... Says fans are the best thing about being a Pirate ... Credits family for being the most influential on his career.