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    81 - Justin Harper Position: Flanker
    Class: Sophomore
    Height: 6' 3"
    Weight: 210 lbs.
    High School: Bandys
    Hometown: Catawba, N.C.
     
    photo One of four freshmen who saw action at receiver last year ... Was a consistent performer at the beginning of spring practice ... Showed maturity, consistency and the ability to make big plays ... Coaches say he leveled off the last five practices ... Has to learn to stay focused ... Is a very talented player with a lot of skill ... Has to attack the weight room and develop more mental toughness ... Combines good size with true receiver skills ... Has a tremendous upside ...

    2004: Played in 11 games, catching five passes for 84 yards and a touchdown ... Saw brief action on offense against USC, but came back to play 30 snaps against Western Michigan ... Caught three passes for 57 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown, in that game ... Had a 25-yard catch at Wake Forest ... Caught two touchdown passes in Tech's 15-7 jayvee win over Fork Union ... Played 10 snaps against both Virginia and Miami ... Caught two passes for 39 yards in the Maroon-White game ... Recorded a 36-inch vertical jump and a 4.36 40-yard dash in spring testing ...

    2003: Entered Tech in January 2004 ... Participated in the off-season strength and conditioning program ... Had a 10-yard reception in Tech's first spring scrimmage ... Hauled in touchdown passes of 30 and 45 yards during the Hokies' second scrimmage ... Had a 47-yard catch in scrimmage three ... Closed out the spring with three receptions for 41 yards in the Maroon-White game ...

    Prep School: Spent the fall semester playing for Coach Robert Prunty at Hargrave ... Caught a 47-yard touchdown pass on the third play of that game from fellow Tech freshman Cory Holt in a win over the Tech jayvee squad ... Caught a 61-yard TD pass from Holt against the Bridgewater jayvee team ... Led team to an 8-1 record ...

    High School: Was a receiver and defensive back for Coach Randy Lowman at Bandys High ... Helped the team to a state title game as a senior ...

    Personal: Justin Lamar Harper ... Born 2/24/85 ... Son of Oddie and Marva Harper ... Enrolled in university studies.

    Rushing G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
    2005 13 1 10 10.0 0 10

    Receiving G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
    2004 11 5 84 16.8 1 34
    2005 13 16 295 18.4 1 43
    2006 13 21 324 15.4 1 49
    2007 14 41 635 15.5 5 48
    Career 51 83 1338 16.1 8 49

    Punt Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
    2007 14 2 127 63.5 1 84

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