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    Matthew Harris
    Matthew Harris


    LaGrange Highlands, Ill.

    High School:
    Lyons Township

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 180



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    2014: True sophomore ... Starting cornerback ... Registered eight tackles and a pass breakup vs. Wisconsin ... Matched career high with two pass breakups at Penn State ... Registered a career-best 10 tackles (seven solo) against Western Illinois ... Posted six total tackles against both Cal and Northern Illinois ... Also had a pass breakup against the Huskies ... Named NU's co-Defensive Big Playmaker at Penn State ... One of two NU true freshmen to see the field in 2013, earning Big Ten All-Freshman team honors.

    2013: One of two true freshmen to see the field in 2013 ... Big Ten All-Freshman team selection, starting the last five games at cornerback and serving as NU's primary kick returner (21 returns, 484 yards) ... Tallied career-high six tackles in third-straight game against Michigan State ... Matched previous high with six tackles against Michigan ... Registered six tackles at Nebraska ... Added two pass breakups against the Huskers ... Made first career start at cornerback at Iowa ... Posted three tackles and a 38-yard kickoff return against the Hawkeyes ... Credited with four tackles against Minnesota ... Posted career-high five tackles at Wisconsin ... Returned three kickoffs for 68 yards against the Badgers ... Made a solo tackle against Ohio State ... Returned three kickoffs, including a long of 28 yards against Maine ... Also had one tackle ... Returned opening kickoff 47 yards against Western Michigan ... Registered first collegiate tackle and pass breakup against the Broncos ... Made collegiate debut on special teams in season opener at Cal.

    High School : Rated as the No. 22 overall recruit in the state of Illinois by ... Ranked as the No. 85 WR recruit nationally by ... Played three years of varsity football for Lyons, twice earning first-team All-State honors ... All-Area MVP ... Three-time All-West Suburban Silver Conference ... Helped Lyons reach state quarterfinals in three straight seasons ... Also a four-year letterwinner in track and field, placing second in Illinois 3A in long jump ... Team captain in both football and track and field.

    Personal: Born Matthew Lewis Narvell Harris ... Son of Tina Harris and the late Russell Harris Sr. ... Major is undecided.