Leroy Harris (running back)

Leroy Harris
Harris playing for the Eagles in 1979
Born: (1954-07-03) July 3, 1954
Savannah, Georgia
Career information
Position(s) Running back
College Arkansas State
NFL draft 1977 / Round: 5 / Pick: 123
Career history
As player
1977–1978 Miami Dolphins
1979–1982 Philadelphia Eagles

Leroy Harris (born July 3, 1954) is a former National Football League running back.

College career

Following a stint at Fort Scott Community College, Harris played two seasons for Arkansas State and was selected All-Southland Conference in both 1975 and 1976. His 1976 season saw him rush for 1,046 yards on 150 carries with 12 touchdowns.[1]

In two seasons with the Indians, Harris rushed for 1,920 yards on 274 carries (a 7.0 average) and 15 touchdowns. Despite his short time in Jonesboro, he was selected for the All-time ASU Team (1909–1975), chosen during the 1976 season.[2]

Professional career

Following his collegiate days, Harris was drafted in the 5th round of the 1977 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.

In his 5-year NFL career, Harris rushed for over 1,800 yards and scored 14 touchdowns with the Dolphins and the Philadelphia Eagles.


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