|69 Ike Harris|
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Duo Helped ECU Average 533.0 Yards Of Total Offense Per Game In 2014
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Expected to maintain status as one of the key anchors of the Pirate offensive line as a senior ... An agile and quick talent with a physically-imposing stature who could elevate his career to the national honors candidacy level as a senior ... A Preseason First-Team All-American Athletic Conference selection by Athlon Sports, Phil Steele Magazine and Sporting News ... Also selected to the 2015 Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award Watch Lists ... Has played in 38 career games with 25 starts (all occurring in 2013 and 2014) ... As a full-time starter, has helped Pirates record 400 or more yards of total offense on 19 occasions (14 games of 500-plus) dating back to 2013 season opener ... Has played in three consecutive bowl games ... Will have to completely bounce back from a nagging right shoulder injury that sidelined him during the last two spring practice periods ... Despite missed time in drills, remains listed as ECU's starting left tackle on the preseason depth chart entering fall camp ... In addition to on-the-field drills, did not participate in spring strength and conditioning testing for the second-straight year ... Posted the top vertical leap (30.5"), broad jump (8'6.5") and 40 time (5.00) among all linemen in 2013 ... From a weight standpoint, owns notable lifts of 525 pounds (back squat) and 315 (push jerk) ... Has already added over 50 pounds from an announced signing day weight of 250.
2014: Earned Second-Team All-American Athletic Conference honors ... Started all 13 games at left tackle ... Considered a valued member of a unit that averaged 533.0 yards of total offense (161.1/rush, 371.9/pass), which ranked fifth nationally ... Helped ECU's offense put up a school-record 789 total yards (446/pass, 343/rush) against North Carolina ... Played integral role for a squad that surpassed 500 yards of total offense in eight of 13 games (582/N.C. Central, 502/Virginia Tech, 789/North Carolina, 581/SMU, 580/Connecticut, 579/Cincinnati, 510/Tulsa, 536/Florida) - 400-plus in all 13 contests ... Helped provide running lanes for four 100-yard rushers (3/Breon Allen, 1/Chris Hairston) ... Provided pass block protection for all six of Shane Carden's 400-yard passing games (427/Virginia Tech, 438/North Carolina, 410/SMU, 445/Connecticut, 425/Cincinnati, 427/Florida) ... Pirates also ranked third nationally in passing (371.9 ypg) and 22nd in scoring (35.8 ppg) ... Despite starting status, was still honored as the unit's most improved player-of-the-year during the program's annual awards banquet.
2013: Started 12 of 13 games at left tackle ... Integral blocker of an offensive unit that recorded 440 or more yards of total offense in 10 of 13 contests (six of 500-plus, two of 600-plus), with a season-high 625 against UAB ... Helped provide running lanes for all four of Vintavious Cooper's 100-yard rushing performances, including a career-best 198 ground yards against Ohio in the Beef `O' Brady's Bowl ... In all, helped ECU produce a 4,000-passer (4,139/Carden), a 1,000-yard rusher (1,193/Cooper) and a 1,000-yard receiver (1,284/Justin Hardy) ... Part of a line that earned Beyond Sports Network Offensive Line-of-the-Week honors following the North Carolina contest (101 plays, 603 yards) ... Assisted the Pirates to a No. 7 national rank in third down percentage (51.0), a No. 8 standing in scoring offense (40.2 ppg) and a No. 11 clip in passing offense (328.1 ypg).
2012: Played in 12 games in a reserve role on the offensive line and as a blocking specialist on special teams ... Lone game missed was at UCF ... Key member of a line that helped produce five 100-yard rushing performances and four 300-yard passing contests ... Part of three games where ECU produced 550 or more yards of total offense (600/UAB, 550/UH, 555/MAR) ... Paved the way for a season-high 245 yards rushing against Houston ... Played pivotal role for an offensive unit that provided pass protection for Carden's then-single-game passing record of 439 yards vs. Marshall ... Also provided running lanes for Cooper's 1,049-yard season.
2011: Did not experience any game action, but served as a member of the scout team during redshirt season ... Officially signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: Helped Silver Foxes to a 10-3 record, 4-A Region championship and an appearance in the second round of the South Carolina High School League Class AAAA, Division I playoffs as a senior team captain after consecutive 2-9 campaigns the two previous years ... Used as a blocking tight end and interior lineman at Dutch Fork ... Named to the Midlands Football Nov. 3 Team-of-the-Week after making four knockdowns and grading out at 96 percent ... Paved the way for the offense to average 30.1 points per contest during senior season ... Played final year for legendary head coach Tom Knotts, who led Independence (Charlotte) High School to seven state titles and coached former Pirate Dominique Lindsay ... Previous head coach was Bill Kimrey ... Named the overall MVP of the Columbia, S.C., Schuman's National Underclassmen Combine (NUC) after broad jumping 8-foot-1 and running a 4.79-second shuttle drill ... Also made the Columbia NUC Outstanding Sophomore Performance List ... Rated by SCVarsity.com as the 10th-best offensive lineman in the state of South Carolina heading into the 2010 season ... Also played basketball for Dutch Fork and was an Honor Roll student in the classroom ... Noticed by the ECU staff at one of the program's summer camps.
Personal: Full name is Isaac T. Harris, III, but prefers to be called Ike ... Born December 28, 1993 at Columbia, S.C. ... Father, Ike Sr., played collegiate football at South Carolina while current ECU inside wide receivers coach Donnie Kirkpatrick was in Columbia serving as the quarterbacks coach ... Ike Sr. was taken in the 12th round of the 1991 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks ... Participated in ECU's Spring Commencement on May 8, 2015, earning a bachelor's degree in sports studies (and is currently working on second degree).