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    Antoineo Harris
    31 Antoineo Harris
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bolingbrook, Ill.

    High School:
    Bolingbrook

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 221

    Position:
    Halfback

    Experience:
    2-1

    2001: Graduated during summer to earn fourth year of eligibility ? Played in the first nine games before breaking his wrist ... Returned to get two carries in the Nokia Sugar Bowl ... Finished the season as the Illini?s leading rusher with 169 carries for 629 yards and six touchdowns, which ranked ninth in the Big Ten ... Was the Illini?s leading rusher in seven of the 10 games he played ... Tied a career-high with three touchdowns in the Illini's 44-17 victory over Cal in the season opener ... Carried the ball 20 times for 65 yards in that contest ... Eclipsed the century mark for the first time of the season with 102 yards on 22 carries against Louisville ... Also scored his fourth TD in three games against the Cardinals ... Rushed for a season-high 106 yards on 23 attempts in the Illini?s 35-14 win at Indiana ... Had three catches for 10 yards on the season.

    2000: Played in all 11 games, while leading the team in rushing ... Part of the two-headed tailback tandem with Rocky Harvey, combining for over 1,500 yards rushing ... Duo became the first in school history to rush for over 100 yards apiece in back-to-back games ... Totaled 772 rushing yards and scored seven touchdowns ... Ranked first on the team in scoring with 42 points ... Scored three touchdowns en route to 117 yards rushing ... Rushed for a career-high 128 yards against Middle Tennessee and one touchdown ... Rushed for 123 yards at Michigan State ... Tallied a career-high 31 carries vs. the Spartans ... Registered 93 rushing yards and a touchdown against Ohio State ... Had 83 yards rushing in win over California ... Had a career-long rush of 36 yards in season opener vs. Middle Tennessee ... Also caught three passes for 27 yards.

    1999: Provided depth at halfback position ? Strong runner who made impact in limited playing time ? Rushed for season-high 65 yards against Louisville, including a 47-yard run that set up an Illini touchdown ? Scored first collegiate touchdown on 11-yard run against Indiana ? Carried 37 times for 214 yards during season ? Average yards per carry of 5.4 was team high among tailbacks ? Set career-high with 11 rushes against Indiana ... A key special teamer who caused a Ken-Yon Rambo fumble on the 2-yard line to set up a touchdown against Ohio State.

    1998: Enrolled at University of Illinois, sitting out the season to meet academic requirements.

    High School: Played tailback at Bolingbrook High School ? Rushed for 2,274 yards and 33 touchdowns in 1996 and 1,549 yards and 17 touchdowns in 1997 ? Set school career record with 4,410 yards and 60 touchdowns ? Rushed for 355 yards and five touchdowns on 20 carries in one game ? Named to USA Today all-star team, along with two-time selection to Collegiate Football Experts All-American and Gridiron Greats All-American Super Squad ? Named one of top five backs in the country by USA Today ? A two-time all-state selection by the Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune and Champaign News-Gazette ? Selected to Tom Lemming?s Top 100 list as the 85th best prospect in the nation ? A two-time all-region Midwest and all-city pick, along with all-area honors from the Joliet Herald-News, The Sun and Suburban Life ? A two-time SICA Gray league MVP ? Helped Bolingbrook to 10-2 mark in 1995, winning SICA Gray conference title and reached quarterfinals of IHSA Class 5A playoffs ? In 1996, Bolingbrook was 10-1, winning league title and advancing to second round of playoffs? In 1997, Bolingbrook posted 7-3 record and won third consecutive league title ? High school coaches were Phil Acton and Bob Corra.

    Personal: Full given name is Antoineo Harris ? Nickname is Tony . . . Born July 17, 1979 in Chicago . . .Won state eighth grade wrestling title at 155 pounds with 35-0 record . . . Went to state tournament in high school wrestling with a 21-3 record . . . Involved in peer meditation and peer leader at Bolingbrook ? Lists Dick Butkus as his childhood Illini hero . . . Names scoring his first touchdown with the Bellwood Spartans in Park District football and rushing for over 2,000 yards as a high school junior as his most memorable moments in sports . . . Parents are Calvin Johnson, a political consultant, and Delores Harris, a beautician ? Enjoys fishing, music, video games and reading . . . Lists NFL greats Barry Sanders, Eric Dickerson, Walter Payton, Jim Brown and Dick Butkus as his favorite athletes ? Past summer jobs include caddy at Cog Hill Country Club, home of the Western Open, and telemarketing.

    CAREER HIGHS
    Yards: 128 vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/2/00
    Attempts: 31 at Michigan State, 10/28/00
    Touchdowns: 3 at Cal, 9/1/01 and at SDSU, 9/9/00
    Long Run: 47 at Louisville, 9/18/99
    

    RUSHING STATISTICS YEAR G ATT YDS AVG Y/PG TD LP 1999 12 37 214 5.4 17.8 1 47 2000 11 192 772 4.0 70.2 7 36 2001 10 169 629 3.7 62.9 6 27 Total 33 398 1615 4.1 48.9 14 47

    HARRIS GAME-BY-GAME 2001 CAR.-YDS TD LG REC.-YDS TD LG CAL 20-65 3 19 0-0 0 0 NIU 16-36 0 10 0-0 0 0 LOU 22-102 1 27 0-0 0 0 @MICH 7-26 0 15 2-11 0 11 MINN 18-65 0 12 0-0 0 0 @IND 23-106 1 23 1-(-1) 0 0 WISC 24-86 0 11 0-0 0 0 @PUR 17-47 1 11 0-0 0 0 PSU 20-93 0 15 0-0 0 0 LSU* 2-3 0 3 0-0 0 0 * Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, La.

    2000 CAR.-YDS TD LG REC.-YDS TD LG MT 21-128 1 36 0-0 0 0 @SDSU 23-117 3 16 0-0 0 0 CAL 21-83 0 15 0-0 0 0 MICH 17-56 1 11 1-9 0 9 @MINN 8-24 0 10 0-0 0 0 IOWA 10-22 0 9 0-0 0 0 @PSU 7-10 0 6 0-0 0 0 @MSU 31-123 0 12 0-0 0 0 IND 23-65 1 8 1-7 0 7 OSU 17-93 1 25 1-11 0 11 @NW 14-51 0 11 0-0 0 0

    1999 CAR.-YDS TD LG REC.-YDS TD LG ASU 10-32 0 20 0-0 0 0 SDSU 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 @UL 5-65 0 47 0-0 0 0 MSU 1-2 0 2 0-0 0 0 @IND 11-49 1 11 0-0 0 0 MINN 2-5 0 4 0-0 0 0 @MICH 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 PSU 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 @IOWA 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 @OSU 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 NW 1-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 UVA* 7-61 0 46 0-0 0 0 * Micronpc.com Bowl; Miami, Fla.

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