1 - Victor Harris Position: Cornerback
Class: Sophomore
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200 lbs.
High School: Highland Springs
Hometown: Highland Springs, Va.
 
photo A skilled young player with a great upside ... Heads into the preseason as the top candidate for the starting field corner position ... Spent the first half of spring working at tailback before returning to defense ... Moved to the top of the depth chart with his playmaking ability and eagerness to learn ... Should become an excellent cover corner as he gets more reps ... The only true freshman to see action last season for the Hokies ... Started on Tech's punt return and kickoff teams ... Saw spot duty at cornerback ... Has a chance to make a big impact this season.

2005: Got the majority of his snaps on special teams ... Had five plays on special teams during opening game at NC State ... Played 11 defensive plays and 17 special teams plays at Duke ... Had 12 plays on special teams and 13 on defense against Ohio, contributing a tackle ... Turned in a big hit in the Georgia Tech game ... Was in on 10 special teams plays at West Virginia ... Broke up a pass in the Marshall game and collected four tackles ... Chipped in three special teams tackles against Boston College ... Saw brief action in the secondary against UNC and broke up a pass in the end zone ... Was in on 13 special teams plays in that game, blocking a punt and posting a pair of tackles ... Posted a tackle in the Gator Bowl against Louisville ... Had 12 total tackles for the season ... Turned in a 36-inch vertical jump during spring max testing ... Saw some action at running back during the first part of spring practice ... Rushed for 47 yards on 10 carries during the first scrimmage ... Moved back to the field corner spot for the final half of the spring ... Was in on three tackles during the Maroon-White game, including one sack and another tackle for loss.

High School: A PARADE All-American as an "athlete" ... Led the Richmond metro area in rushing his senior year with 225 carries for 2,346 yards for Coach Scott Burton at Highland Springs ... Averaged 10.4 yards per carry, scoring 27 touchdowns ... Caught four passes for 90 yards and four touchdowns ... Racked up 751 yards and four touchdowns on 28 returns ... Contributed 22 tackles and three interceptions as a defensive back ... Scored TDs six different ways as a senior ... The Central Region's career leading ground gainer with 5,320 yards ... Scored a total of 70 touchdowns his final two seasons ... Ranked the No. 1 player in the state by The Roanoke Times ... Named the Offensive Player of the Year in the state's AAA grouping by the VHSCA ... Named a first-team running back and defensive back, as well as second-team as a kick returner, by the coaches ... Selected a postseason All-American by SuperPrep ... Named to the Virginia All-Group AAA first-team all-state team by the Associated Press as a running back ... Participated in the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio ... Ranked the No. 2 athlete in the nation by PrepStar ... Named to PrepStar's postseason Dream Team (top 100 in the nation), as well as an All-American and an All-Atlantic Region selection ... Ranked the No. 8 defensive back in the nation and the No. 1 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 28 overall player in the nation, the No. 3 "athlete" in the nation and the No. 1 player in the state by rivals.com ... Rated the No. 14 player in the nation and the No. 2 cornerback by collegefootballnews.com ... Ranked the No. 24 player in the nation, the No. 4 cornerback and the No. 1 player in the state by scout.com ... Rated the No. 22 player in the nation and the No. 3 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Listed first-team All-American by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Named second-team All-USA by USA Today.

Personal: Victor Harris ... Born 2/16/86 ... Son of Victor Harris and the late Maritza Harris ... Nicknamed "Macho" ... Enrolled in university studies.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2005 13 7 5 12 0-0 0-0
2006 13 22 12 34 1-2 0-0
2007 14 22 14 36 1-6 0-0
Career 40 51 31 82 2-8 0-0

Interceptions G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2006 13 4 75 18.8 1 72
2007 14 5 61 12.2 1 44
Career 27 9 136 15.1 2 72

K.O. Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2007 14 6 208 34.7 1 100

Punt Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2007 14 5 37 7.4 0 13