38  Anthony Harden
Anthony Harden

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, TX

High School:
Lake Highlands HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 174

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
2L


A returning letterman who started eight contests for Memphis in 2001 ... Entered spring drills as the starter at field corner ... 2001: Became the Memphis starter at cornerback in the fall of 2001 ... Had two tackles against Mississippi State in the season opener on ESPN ... Registered two hits in the win over UT-Chattanooga ... Had three tackles, two pass breakups and his first career interception in the Tigers' win over South Florida ... Also recorded a blocked kick against South Florida ... Tallied two tackles and two pass breakups against Louisville and had three hits in the Southern Mississippi contest ... Added three tackles and a pass breakup in the road victory over Houston and was credited with three tackles and a blocked kick against East Carolina ... Did not start the UAB game ... Returned to his starting role against Tennessee ... Had six tackles against the Vols in Neyland Stadium ... Was credited with three tackles against Army ... Closed the season with a season and career high seven tackles in the Cincinnati contest ... Had six solo tackles against the Bearcats ... Finished the year as the defense's 12th leading tackler ... Was credited with 34 total tackles including 27 solo stops ... Had one pass interception, six pass break ups and two blocked kicks ... Replaced graduated starter Michael Stone at corner ... Was the second leading tackler in the Blue-Gray spring game with six tackles and one pass breakup ... Lettered as a member of the Tiger track team in the spring of 2001 running a 10.89 100 meters and a 22.16 200 meters at the C-USA Championships ... 2000: Lettered for the first time in his career as a member of the Tiger special teams and as a defensive back ... Worked as a special teams member in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Had three tackles as a defensive back in the Louisiana-Monroe game ... Worked in every game as a member of the Tiger special teams ... Participated in 96 special teams plays during the 2000 season ... Had a season high 11 special teams snaps in the win over Louisiana-Monroe and in the East Carolina victory ... Played 10 special teams plays in the Army, Southern Mississippi and Houston games ... After missing all of last season, returned to the practice field after the first two weeks of the spring ... Saw limited duty as a defensive back but was able to run without discomfort for the first time in many months ... 1999: Missed the entire 1999 season with an injury ... Was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his pelvic bone and was forced to watch during practice in the fall of 1999 ... Was not able to practice at all in the fall of 1999 ... Is one of three brothers playing for the Tigers this fall ... Joins brothers Andrew and Antoine on this year's squad ... After demonstrating outstanding speed in the fall, became a valuable asset in the secondary in the spring ... Worked his way to the number two position at field corner ... Was credited with 15 tackles in spring scrimmages and had one pass interception ... Entered the fall behind starter Reginald Howard ... 1998: Sat out the 1998 season while meeting academic requirements ... Worked as a defensive back and kick returner during the fall of 1998 ... Was used as the scout team punt returner and may have earned a position for the future ... Spent his time as a defensive scout team cornerback ... Received the Scout Team Special Teams co-Player of the Year Award at the U of M football banquet ... Prep: One half of twin defensive backs from lands High in Dallas ... Played cornerback in Lake Highland's zone defense ... Was an all-district selection in football in 1996 and 1997 ... Registered 31 tackles as a senior including 19 solo stops and 12 assisted tackles ... Also totaled eight blocked passes, five blocked kicks and four pass interceptions ... As a junior logged 32 solo tackles, 34 assisted hits, two caused fumbles, one quarterback sack ... Helped football team to a 13-2 record in 1996 and an 11-3 record in 1997 ... Also lettered as a sprinter in track ... Has run a 10.6 100 meters ... Ran the 200 and 400 meters and was a member of the 400 meter relay team ... Was an all-district selection in track ... Lettered for three years in track ... Played for coach Jerry Gayden at Lake Highlands ... Born: 10/21/79 ... Son of Sharon Harden.

Statistics

TacklesG/S UT AT Tot. FR Int TFLSack
200011/0303000-00-0
200111/827734010-00-0
Totals22/830737010-00-0

Career Highs
Most Tackes/Game: 7 vs Cincinnati (`01)
Most Solo Tackes/Game: 6 vs Cincinnati ('01)
Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs South Florida (`01)
Most Interception Yards/Game: 26 vs South Florida (`01)
Most Pass Breakups/Game: 3 vs South Florida (`01)

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