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Darien Harris
Darien Harris

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Silver Spring, Md.

High School:
DeMatha Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 231

Position:
LB

Experience:
2L


03/26/2014

Spartans Open Spring Football Practice

On Tuesday, Michigan State completed its first of 15 scheduled practices.

03/20/2014

Spartans Honored at State Capitol

Spartans recognized for winning the 100th Rose Bowl Game.

12/27/2013

Unsung Heroes Play Vital Role on Nation's Top-Ranked Defense

'Play the next' mentality has helped MSU win nine consecutive games and a Big Ten Championship.

12/17/2013

Mark Dantonio Weekly Press Conference Coverage

No. 4 Spartans will face No. 5 Stanford in the 2014 Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif.

04/05/2013

Defense Wins First Spring Jersey Scrimmage, 25-23

Andrew Maxwell completes 17-of-27 passes for 187 yards and three touchdowns.

11/30/2013

USATSPI: Michigan State vs. Minnesota - 11/30/13

USATSPI: Michigan State vs. Minnesota - 11/30/13

Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2012 | 2013 | 2014


CAREER NOTES: Fourth-year player and two-year letterwinner is in his first season as the starting Star linebacker . . . has collected 21 tackles in 28 career games.

2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): Led the Spartans and tied a career high with five tackles in the season opener against Jacksonville State, including a half sack (5 yards) and a QB hurry.

2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 14 games, primarily on special teams . . . recorded 12 tackles . . . saw extensive action at middle linebacker in the 100th Rose Bowl Game against fifth-ranked Stanford; collected a career-high five tackles, including a half tackle for loss, in the win over the Cardinal . . . recorded two tackles each against Northwestern and Youngstown State . . . had a tackle and a quarterback hurry in the Big Ten opener at Iowa.

2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 13 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . compiled four tackles, all on kickoff coverage, with one stop each against Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota and TCU . . . compiled 15 tackles in three spring scrimmages, including 2.0 for losses (5 yards) . . . produced five tackles for the White, including a 1-yard tackle for loss, in the April 28 spring game.

2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Iowa.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top outside linebackers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 32) and Rivals.com (No. 35) . . . listed among the country's top safeties by Scout.com (No. 67) . . . rated among the Mid-Atlantic's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 19) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Atlantic Team . . . listed among Maryland's Top 10 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 10) . . . played in the 2010 Chesapeake Bowl in Towson, Maryland . . . two-year starter for Coach Bill McGregor at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland . . . selected first-team All-Gameday linebacker (private schools) by GamedayMD.com . . . honorable mention all-state pick (big schools) as a running back . . . named first-team all-county . . . recorded 83 tackles, including five sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior . . . also accounted for 962 combined yards (rushing and receiving) and five touchdowns in 2010 . . . rushed 92 times for 793 yards (8.6 avg.) as a senior, including two 100-yard games (12 carries for 114 yards vs. O'Connell and 19 attempts for 159 yards vs. St. John's) . . . had five receptions for 169 yards (33.8 avg.) in 2010 . . . produced 168 combined yards on just 11 touches vs. Good Counsel (nine rushes for 89 yards and two catches for 79 yards, including a 71-yard TD grab) . . . earned third-team all-league honors as a junior after registering 40 tackles, including four sacks . . . son of Alan and Lisa Harris . . . father Alan played running back at Virginia Tech (lettered in 1982, '84 and '85) . . . born March 31, 1993 . . . majoring in journalism.

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