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Roger Harriott

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Montego Bay, Jamaica

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 175

Position:
RB

VILLANOVA: Tireless worker with a tremendous attitude; Hard runner with shifty moves; Sees the field very well; Attempting to return from a knee injury suffered in Spring practice.
1998: Recorded 433 rushing yards on 82 carries (5.3 yards per rush) and two touchdowns in eight games; Missed the final three games due to torn cartilage in his ribs suffered in the Fordham game; Tallied 11 receptions for 36 yards; Ran for 100 yards on 14 carries against Fordham for his only 100-yard game of the year; Registered a season-long rush of 32 yards against Fordham; Ran for 72 yards on 12 carries vs. Pittsburgh, including a 17-yard run that resulted in his first touchdown as a Wildcat; Tallied 33 yards on 10 rushes versus Delaware; Scored on a 17-yard run versus JMU; Ran for 89 yards on a season-high 17 carries against William & Mary; Made a season-best three catches for a season-high 16 yards at Northeastern; Registered 79 yards on 10 rushes in loss at UMass; Was a 1998 preseason All-America second team selection.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY: (1997) Named first team All-Atlantic 10; Rushed for 1,333 yards on 250 carries (5.1 yards per rush) and seven touchdowns; The 1,333 yards rushing is the third highest single-season total in Boston U. history and placed him second in the Atlantic 10; Presented the Harry Agannis Memorial Award as the team's MVP; Registered 14 receptions for 90 yards; (1996) Began Terrier career as a defensive back, starting the first six games at cornerback; Moved to running the last five games and gained 265 yards on 64 carries and two scores; In his first game in the backfield, he rushed for 81 yards on 17 carries versus Hofstra, while he came back the next week to gain 112 yards on 15 carries; In just five games, his rushing totals placed him third on the team; (1995) Redshirted after suffering a right hip injury in the third game of the season versus Delaware.

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL: Standout in both football and track; As a senior, he gained 1,100 yards on 183 carries and scored 14 touchdowns; Team captain as a senior; Named Honorable Mention All-State and All-County by the Broward Sun-Sentinel; Rushed for 930 yards on 169 carries and scored 10 touchdowns as a junior; Team captured the state championship as a sophomore; As a senior, he was a member of the 4x100 relay team that set a school record with a time of :41.3 and went on to win the District, regional and County titles again; Honor Roll student; Active in the S.A.D.D program.

PERSONAL: Communication major with a minor in Sociology; One of five children of Earl and Audrey Harriott; Born 9/11/76 in Mandeville, Jamaica.

HARRIOTT'S CAREER STATISTICS

                    RUSHING                  RECEIVING
              G/GS  ATT   YDS  AVG  TD  REC  YDS  AVG  TD
1996 (BU)     5/5    64   265  4.1   2    4   28  7.0   0
1997 (BU)    11/11  250  1333  5.1   7   14   90  6.4   0
1998 (Vil.)   8/4    82   459  5.3   2   11   36  3.3   0
Totals       24/20  396  2057  5.2  11   29  154  5.3   0
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