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Jason Harmon
Jason Harmon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ironton, Ohio

High School:
Ironton

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 202

Position:
S

Birthdate:
04/03/1982

Experience:
3L


Ranks as Michigan State's most experienced player in the defensive backfield, with nine career starts...enters his second season as the starting free safety...AS A SOPHOMORE: Shared MSU's Outstanding Underclass Back Award with 2002 Biletnikoff Award winner Charles Rogers...saw action in 10 games and played a career-high 287.5 minutes...a sprained ankle forced him to miss two games, vs. Wisconsin and Indiana...ranked second on the team in interceptions (3) and fourth in tackles (64; 46 solos, 18 assists)...key figure in a secondary that helped the Spartans finish third in the Big Ten in passing defense, allowing 188.8 yards per game...recorded 13 tackles (8-5), tying his career high, vs. Minnesota to go along with an interception...made eight tackles (6-2) vs. Northwestern...had nine stops (6-3) and an interception vs. California...named Spartan Defensive Player of the Week vs. Rice after producing a career-best 13 tackles (10-3), an interception and pass break-up...played a career-high 40 minutes against the Owls...AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in three games in 2001, including two starts at cornerback (vs. Notre Dame and Northwestern), and played 104 minutes...sidelined for the final nine games of the season after breaking his right ankle in the Oct. 3 practice...contributed seven tackles (6 solos, 1 assist) and a pass break-up...produced a career-high five stops (4-1) vs. Northwestern...played a career-best 39.5 minutes vs. Notre Dame...had two solo hits vs. Central Michigan in the 2001 season opener...2000 SEASON: Granted a medical redshirt after missing the last six games of the 2000 season with a broken right hand...saw action in only three games (vs. Marshall, Northwestern and Iowa) as a true freshman and played 11 minutes...credited with an assisted tackle vs. Northwestern...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned first-team All-Ohio and All-Southeast District honors as a senior...voted Southeast Ohio District Offensive Player of the Year...selected to play in the Ohio North-South and Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star Games...rushed for 1,500 yards (6.7 avg.) and 21 touchdowns as a senior while helping Ironton (Ohio) High School to a 10-4 record...led the team with 24 catches for 640 yards (26.7 avg.) and seven TDs...recorded 112 tackles and intercepted six passes...played four positions (running back, wide receiver, cornerback and safety) for Coach Bob Lutz plus returned kicks...earned second-team all-state honors as a junior and sophomore...named Southeast Ohio District Defensive Player of the Year in 1998...son of Joe and Monica Fletcher...born April 3, 1982...majoring in communication.

Harmon's Statistics
	G/GS	UT	AT	TM	INT	PBU
2000	3/0	0	1	1	0-0	0
2001	3/2	6	1	7	0-0	0
2002	10/7	46	18	64	3-(-1)	2
Career	16/9	52	20	72	3-(-1)	2

Harmon's Career Highs Tackles: 13, twice (last vs. Minnesota, 2002) Interceptions: 1, three times (last vs. Minnesota, 2002) Pass Break-Ups: 1, twice (last vs. Notre Dame, 2002)

Harmon's Game-By-Game Statistics 2002 Defense UT AT TM INT PBU Eastern Michigan 2 0 2 0-0 1 Rice 10 3 13 1-(-1) 0 California 6 3 9 1-0 0 Notre Dame 3 1 4 0-0 1 Northwestern 6 2 8 0-0 0 Iowa 4 1 5 0-0 0 Minnesota 8 5 13 1-0 0 Wisconsin DNP Michigan 1 0 1 0-0 0 Indiana DNP Purdue 4 1 5 0-0 0 Penn State 2 2 4 0-0 0 Totals 46 18 64 3-(-1) 2

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