17  Derrick Harmon
Derrick Harmon

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, TN

High School:
East HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 197

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
1L


Spent the spring of 2002 working with Tripp Higgins at the "Y" receiver position ... Had two pass receptions for 30 yards in the annual Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Finished the spring with five pass receptions for 76 yards in the spring scrimmages ... Could lend support at receiver and as a special teams member ... 2001: Did not appear in a game during the 2001 season ... Worked as a member of the Tiger offensive scout team ... Helped the number one defense get ready for opponents each week ... Spent his time at receiver with the scout team ... Began the spring at outside linebacker but moved back to receiver ... 2000: Opened the fall of 2000 working as a receiver but was moved to outside linebacker after injuries began to take their toll on some starters ... Had to overcome the death of his father as the season opened ... Did not appear in a game for the Tigers in the fall of 2000 ... Became a member of the Tiger defensive scout team at midseason and worked against the number one offense ... A gifted athlete who was moved from defensive back to wide receiver in the spring ... Spent the spring learning the pass routes ... Caught two passes for 74 yards in the spring scrimmages ... Had a 17-yard touchdown reception on a pass from Neil Suber ... Could be the much needed speed receiver that the Tigers are looking for this fall ... 1999: Earned his first letter during the `99 season ... Appeared in eight of the Tigers' 11 games in 1999 ... Missed three of the final four games with a hamstring pull ... Was a member of the Tiger special teams and also worked as a defensive back ... Worked as a safety in the win over UAB ... Was credited with two tackles during the 1999 season ... Had one solo and one assist during the season ... Was credited with a tackle and an assist in the UAB game ... Recovered Darche Epting's blocked punt in the Mississippi State game ... Was redshirted in 1998 and has four years of eligibility at UM ... Worked as a wide receiver in the spring of `99 ... Had two pass receptions for 44 yards in the spring scrimmages ... Had the longest pass reception of the spring at 43 yards ... Is expected to provide depth and speed at receiver ... 1998: Given the number of receivers in camp, was redshirted during the 1998 season ... Spent the fall of 1998 working with the offensive scout team and learning his pass routes ... Prep: An all-state quarterback and defensive back at East High School as a senior ... An all-round athlete who has played several positions during his career ... Has worked as a defensive back, quarterback, receiver and running back ... Rushed the ball 62 times for 535 yards in 1997 ... Had a season high 210 yards rushing against Craigmont High School ... Had seven rushing touchdowns while averaging 8.6 yards per carry ... His 8.6 yards per attempt average led District 4A ... Had 99 yards receiving and two touchdowns ... Returned 16 kickoffs for 112 yards and had 33 yards in interception returns ... Totaled 787 all-purpose yards in 1997 ... Was named to the AP All-State team as a defensive back ... Was named to the Tennessee Sports Writers 4-A All-State team ... Was a 1st team All-Shelby Metro selection ... Was an All-Region 8-4A selection as a defensive back and was named the All-Region 8-4A Defensive Player of the Year ... Was a 2nd team All-Shelby Metro selection as a junior ... Led the city of Memphis in pass interceptions with eight in 1996 ... Was tabbed 1st team All-Region 8-4A as a junior ... Also plays basketball and runs track for the Mustangs ... Ran the 100, 200, 4X100 and 4X200 meter relays ... Played for coach Wayne Randall at East High School ... Born: 9/4/79 ... The son of Charlene Harmon.

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