40  George Harper
George Harper

Hometown:
Norcross, GA

High School:
Norcross HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 226

Position:
Wolf Line Backer

Experience:
1L


Worked as a "sam" linebacker in the spring of 2000 ... Is expected to return to his special teams spots as well as work as a linebacker ... Recovered a fumble in the annual Blue-Gray game and returned it 38-yards for a touchdown ...

1999: Lettered while playing both linebacker and special teams member ... Appeared in all 11 games on the Memphis special teams and worked as a linebacker in the Arkansas State and Tulane games ... Was credited with four tackles during 1999 ... Had single tackles in the Tennessee and Missouri games and had two tackles in the Tulane victory ... Sustained a broken hand in spring drills and missed the Blue-Gray game ... Had surgery to repair broken bone ... Was credited with one tackle and one quarterback sack before injury ...

1998: Appeared in two games for the Tigers in 1998 ... Was a member of the cover teams in the Mississippi State game and saw action as a linebacker in the Cincinnati contest ... Was not credited with a tackle in his two appearances ... Spent the spring of 1998 working with Caspor Stiles and DeMorrio Shank at weakside linebacker ... Was credited with three tackles and one tackle for lost yardage in the Blue-Gray game ...

1997: Was redshirted during the 1997 season ... Spent the fall of 1997 working with the Tiger defensive scout team against the number one offense ... Came to the Tigers in January of 1997 after sitting out the fall of 1996 with a shoulder injury ... Signed with Memphis in the spring of 1996 but was injured in a high school basketball game and had to have surgery in the summer of 1996 ... Sat out the fall while rehabbing his shoulder ...

Prep: Was the leading tackler for Norcross High for two seasons...Had 58 solo tackles, 109 assisted tackles, 3.5 quarterback sacks, two pass break ups, eight quarterback hurries, two pass interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery he returned for 19 yards and one touchdown in 1995 ... Had 21 tackles in the Parkview game in 1995 ... Was named to the 1995 Georgia All-State team ... Was also named to the All-Gwinnette County North-South All-Star team as a linebacker ... Was selected to play in the Georgia North-South All-Star game ...

Born: 5/2/78 ... Is the son of George and Deborah Harper and the brother of Atlanta Falcons defensive back Roger Harper ... Played for Theo Caldwell in high school.

HARPER'S STATISTICS

TacklesG/S UT AT Tot. FR Int TFLSack
199911/0134000-00-0

HARPER'S CAREER HIGHS
Most Tackles/Game: 2 vs Tulane ('99)
Most Solo Tackles/Game: 1 three times ('99)
Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 1 three times ('99)

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