1 - Victor Harris Position: Cornerback
    Class: Senior
    Height: 6' 0"
    Weight: 194 lbs.
    High School: Highland Springs
    Hometown: Highland Springs, Va.
     
    photo One of the nation's top cornerbacks ... Will be looked to for a big year on defense and as a return man ... May also see a little action on offense ... One of just four returning starters on the Tech defense ... Will move from the field corner spot where he has started 27 straight games, to the boundary corner, where he looked sharp during the spring ... Spent his first six spring practices at wide receiver and fit right in ... His speed and athleticism make him a weapon the offense might take advantage of from time-to-time ... Earned first-team All-ACC honors at cornerback a year ago ... Ranked second in the ACC in passes defended (16) and passes broken up (11) ... Shared the team lead in interceptions with five ... Tied a school record with a 100-yard kickoff return at Clemson ... Will be looked to for senior leadership and a big season.

    2007: Started all 14 games at the field corner spot ... Tied for the team lead with five interceptions and led the way with 11 passes broken up ... Turned in the key play during the opening game win over ECU, intercepting a pass and returning it 17 yards for a TD ... Also had two tackles and a pair of pass breakups ... Had three tackles at LSU before leaving the game at halftime with a pulled hamstring ... Returned the next week and played 51 snaps against Ohio with one tackle and one pass breakup ... Played just 25 downs against W&M, breaking up a pass ... Returned two punts for 17 yards ... Played every defensive down against UNC with two tackles ... Tied a school record with a 100-yard kickoff return for a TD at Clemson ... Added an interception, four tackles and a pass breakup in that game ... Broke up a pass and added two tackles against Duke ... Played every defensive down against BC with three tackles and a breakup ... Picked off two passes and broke up another during win at Georgia Tech ... Had four tackles and three pass breakups in FSU game ... Also returned four kickoffs for 92 yards ... Returned an interception 44 yards against Miami ... Contributed four tackles at Virginia ... Was in on five tackles in the ACC Championship win over BC ... Added two tackles, including one for a 6-yard loss, during the Orange Bowl ... His 3.63-second time in the NFL shuttle during off-season work was the fastest on the team ... Spent the first six practices of the spring working as a wide receiver ... Moved to the boundary corner spot when he returned to the defense ... Has three tackles behind the line in the Maroon-White game, including a sack for a loss of 9 yards.

    2006: Took over the starting field cornerback duties ... Made his first start against Northeastern ... Played 39 plays on defense and seven on special teams ... Was in on a pair of tackles ... Posted four tackles during win at North Carolina ... Had two tackles in the Duke game ... Named ACC Defensive Back of the Week for his performance against Cincinnati ... Intercepted two passes during the final stages of the game ... Sealed the win with a 72-yard return for a touchdown on the first pick ... Added three tackles ... Picked off another pass in the Georgia Tech game ... Also had five tackles against the Yellow Jackets ... Had two tackles and a breakup at BC ... Registered three tackles in the Clemson game ... Injured his shoulder making a one-handed interception in the Kent State game ... Returned the next week at Wake Forest and played 34 plays with three tackles ... Was in on three tackles against Virginia ... Had three solo tackles, including one for a loss, in the bowl game against Georgia ... Had a total of 34 tackles on the season ... Turned in the fastest NFL shuttle time on the team during spring testing at 3.69 seconds ... Earned the Frank O. Moseley Award as the top defensive hustler during spring practice.

    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 team 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 team plays at West Virginia ... Broke up a pass in the Marshall game and collected four tackles ... Chipped in three special team 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 team 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" ... Majoring in sociology.

    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

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