Maurice Harris
Harris with the Washington Redskins in 2016
No. 13, 82
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1992-11-11) November 11, 1992 (age 28)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Northern Guilford (Greensboro)
College:California
Undrafted:2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Receptions:40
Receiving yards:432
Receiving touchdowns:1
Return yards:129
Rushing yards:10
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Maurice Lynell Harris (born November 11, 1992) is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at California and originally signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He has also been a member of the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, and BC Lions.

Early years

Harris attended and played high school football at Northern Guilford High School.[1]

College career

Harris attended and played college football at the University of California, Berkeley.[2]

Collegiate statistics
Receiving
Year G Rec Yds Avg TD
2012 7 9 99 11.0 0
2013 6 7 100 14.3 2
2014 9 25 252 10.1 2
2015 13 40 553 13.8 6
Career 35 81 1,004 12.4 10

Professional career

Harris making a one-handed catch against the Minnesota Vikings in 2017 for his first and only professional touchdown
Harris making a one-handed catch against the Minnesota Vikings in 2017 for his first and only professional touchdown

Washington Redskins

After going unselected in the 2016 NFL Draft, Harris signed with the Washington Redskins on May 2, 2016.[3] On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Redskins,[4] but re-signed with their practice squad a day later.[5] On October 21, 2016, he was activated from the practice squad to the active roster after wide receiver Josh Doctson was placed on the injured reserve list.[6] Harris had his first career NFL reception in a game against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 10 of the 2016 season, finishing the game with three receptions for 28 yards.[7]

On September 2, 2017, Harris was waived by the Redskins, and was signed to their practice squad the next day.[8][9] He was promoted to the active roster on November 11, 2017.[10] The following day, he caught a one-handed 36 yard pass against the Minnesota Vikings, the first touchdown of his career.[11]

On November 4, 2018, Harris set a career high with 10 receptions on 12 targets for 124 yards in a loss against the Atlanta Falcons.[12] He was placed on injured reserve on December 28, 2018.[13] He finished the 2018 season with 28 receptions for 304 yards and no touchdowns.[14]

New England Patriots

On March 14, 2019, Harris signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots.[15] He was released on August 25, 2019 with an injury designation. He reverted to injured reserve the next day,[16] then was released with an injury settlement.[17]

New Orleans Saints

On January 16, 2020, Harris signed a reserve/future contract with the New Orleans Saints.[18] He was released on August 2, 2020.[19]

BC Lions

Harris signed with the BC Lions of the CFL on February 16, 2021.[20] He retired from football on June 23, 2021.[21]

Personal life

Harris is married to Kayla Rodgers Harris.[22] They have four children Brooklyn, Bailey, Kaisley and Berkeley.[23] Harris' father-in-law is NFL positions coach Richard Rodgers while his brother-in-law is NFL tight end Richard Rodgers II. He is also the cousin and former high school and college teammate of Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen.[24]

References

  1. ^ "Maurice Harris(Northern Guilford HS) "catch" creating a pop coming out of Redskins-Vikings' game". Greensboro Sports. November 12, 2017. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Maurice Harris College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  3. ^ Tesfatsion, Master. "Redskins acquire seven undrafted free agents, as of Monday morning". Washington Post. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. ^ "09/03: Redskins Make Roster Moves". Redskins.com. September 3, 2016. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Czarda, Stephen (September 4, 2016). "Nine Players Signed To The Redskins' Practice Squad". Redskins.com. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Jones, Mike. "Redskins place Josh Doctson on injured reserve". Washington Post. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  7. ^ Getzenberg, Alaina. "After Awaiting His Opportunity, Maurice Harris Stepped Up Against Vikings". Redskins.com. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  8. ^ "9/2: Redskins Make Roster Moves". Redskins.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on September 5, 2017.
  9. ^ Czarda, Stephen (September 3, 2017). "Redskins Sign Seven Players To The Practice Squad". Redskins.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2018.
  10. ^ Czarda, Stephen (November 11, 2017). "Redskins Promote Brandon Banks And Maurice Harris To Active Roster". Redskins.com.
  11. ^ Hanzus, Dan. "Maurice Harris makes submission for Catch of the Year". NFL.com. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  12. ^ "Redskins' Maurice Harris: Goes off for 124 yards". CBSSports.com. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "Redskins Place Maurice Harris On Injured Reserve". Redskins.com. December 28, 2018.
  14. ^ "Maurice Harris 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  15. ^ Hart, Andy (March 14, 2019). "Reports: Patriots sign DL Mike Pennel, TE Matt LaCosse and WR Maurice Harris". Patriots.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  16. ^ Buchmasser, Bernd. "Maurice Harris and Keionta Davis clear waivers, revert to the Patriots' injured reserve list". PatsPulpit.com. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  17. ^ Hannable, Ryan. "Patriots WR Maurice Harris released from IR with injury settlement". WEEI.Radio.com. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  18. ^ "Saints sign WR Maurice Harris to reserve/future contract: source". NOLA.com. January 16, 2020.
  19. ^ "New Orleans Saints reduce roster". NewOrleansSaints.com. August 2, 2020. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  20. ^ Baker, Matt (February 16, 2021). "Lions add Maurice Harris, Jimmie Robinson & Reggie Corbin". BCLions.com. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  21. ^ "2021 CFL Transactions". CFL.ca. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  22. ^ Thompson, Stephen (May 31, 2020). "Meet NFL Star Maurice Harris' Wife Kayla and Their 3 Adorable Kids". amomama.com.
  23. ^ "About a Girl: How Maurice Harris tackled fatherhood". DailyCal.org. October 10, 2014.
  24. ^ "Maurice Harris profile". calbears.com. Retrieved October 21, 2016.