9 Days Until the College Football Season Kicks Off
A MAJOR player.
Yesterday for day 10, we highlighted a freak of nature defensive tackle from Houston. Now today for day 9 as we break into single digit, we’ll be looking at a quarterback that was a Major playmaker.
Major Harris was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Brashear High School in the Steel City. He was a top one hundred recruit after his final season at Brashear and attended West Virginia University.
Harris originally wanted to attend the University of Pittsburgh but they only wanted him as a defensive back so he accepted an offer from the Mountaineers. As a freshman, Harris struggled and threw for only ten touchdowns.
The following season, Harris turned up the heat and was a Heisman Trophy finalist along with ECAC Player of the Year. He threw for just south of two thousand yards, fourteen touchdowns, and eight interceptions.
As a senior in 1989, Harris was once again a Heisman Trophy Finalist and an All American. He passed for two thousand yards, seventeen touchdowns, and rushed for over nine hundred yards.
Harris was drafted in the twelfth round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Raiders and then bounced around various leagues. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
Tomorrow as we inch closer to the start of the season, we’ll be looking at a hard hitting safety from the Mountain West.