Sam Harper
Sam  Harper

York, S.C.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 295

Defensive Line


Ranks sixth in career tackles at CCU with 104...

2005: Played nine games, starting in eight of them... Had 30 tackles for the season, including 4.5 tackles for loss for a total of 10 yards... Had a season-high eight tackles at Liberty, with 1.5 tackles for loss... Also had six tackles in the win at South Carolina State... Had five quarterback hurries, including three in the triple-overtime win at Liberty...

2004: Started all 11 games on the front line for Coastal, earning Second Team All-Big South honors for his play... Anchored a defense that set 14 new Big South records and led the nation in pass efficiency defense and turnover margin and ranked in the top 10 in scoring defense... Recorded 45 tackles on the year, ranking sixth on the team and helping the Chants to their first Big South title... Also had seven tackles for loss, third most on the squad, and five sacks, tied for third in the league... Set a new league record with four fumbles recovered... Had a Big South record three fumble recoveries, including one for 19 yards and his first career touchdown, against Jacksonville... Had a solid outing in the road win at VMI, recording a career-best eight tackles, including one for loss.... Made six tackles, including a pair of sacks, in the season-opening win at Morehead State...

2003: Played in 10 games for CCU, five of them as a starter... Had 29 total tackles (16 solo), one tackle for loss and one forced fumble... Had a season-high five tackles at Jacksonville, against VMI and at Charleston Southern... Also recovered a fumble against VMI that eventually led to a CCU touchdown...

High School: A two-way starter for three seasons for the Cougars, playing defensive line and tight end... Led his team to a Regional title and received All-State, All-Region and All-Area honors... Was selected to play in the 2002 Shrine Bowl after recording 122 tackles on defense and 12 catches for 192 yards on offense his final year... Posted 90 tackles his junior season, along with 13 receptions for 209 yards, and earned All-Region accolades... Also was a two-year starter on the basketball squad... Was on the Academic Honor Roll...

Personal: Full name: Samuel Grady Harper, Jr. ... Born: 5-27-84... Son of Sammy Harper and Karen Hinton... Majoring in physical education.



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