Football


Spencer Harris
Spencer Harris
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greenwood, Ark.

High School:
Greenwood

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
WR

Experience:
2-1

05/14/2014

Five Illini Heading to NFL Rookie Minicamps

Brown, Lankford & Wilson singed as Free Agents; Harris & Hull to get Tryouts

03/06/2014

Illini Excel for NFL Scouts on Pro Day

Seven Former Illini Worked Out for 19 NFL Scouts on Thursday

12/08/2013

Illini Honor 15 Seniors at Annual Banquet

Scheelhaase, Hull, Kynard and Brown Voted 2013 Captains

11/27/2013

2013 Fighting Illini Football Senior Reflections

Illinois seniors reflect on the time they have spent in the Orange and Blue.

12/06/2012

Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

12/08/2013

2013 Illinois Football Banquet

Photos from Illinois Football's 2013 postseason awards banquet, Dec. 8, 2013, at I Hotel. (Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)

11/23/2013

Illinois vs. Purdue Nov. 23, 2013

Illinois vs. Purdue Nov. 23, 2013

11/16/2013

Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013

Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013

10/26/2013

Illinois vs. Michigan State - Oct. 26, 2013

Illinois vs. Michigan State - Oct. 26, 2013

10/19/2013

Illinois vs. Wisconsin - October 19, 2013

Illinois vs. Wisconsin - October 19, 2013

2012: Played in all 12 games, making 11 starts at wide receiver ... Had 21 catches for 252 yards and two touchdowns on the season ... Caught two passes for 57 yards, including a career-long 49-yard reception against Minnesota ... Recorded four receptions for 46 yards at Wisconsin ... Made three catches, including a 22-yard touchdown pass from Josh Ferguson, for a total of 41 yards against Penn State ... Recorded two receptions, including a 26-yard catch, for 29 yards against Louisiana Tech ... Made two catches for 32 yards, including a 24-yard TD against Charleston Southern ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011: Played in all 13 games, making nine starts ... Second on the team in both receptions (26) and receiving yardage (226) and had one touchdown on the season ... Had two catches for 24 yards, including the only TD of the game for the Illini in the snow at Penn State ... Matched his career high with six catches for 39 yards against Purdue ... Had three catches for 22 yards against Indiana ... Had a career-high six catches for 63 yards in win over Northwestern ... Posted two catches for 13 yards in victory over Arizona State ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2010: Played in eight games as a true freshman, including one start ... Caught four passes for 48 yards, including one touchdown, on the season ... Had two receptions for a career-high 30 yards, including his first career touchdown on a career-long 17-yard catch against Minnesota ... Made first collegiate start at wide receiver against Purdue, securing one reception for 10 yards ... Recorded first career reception for eight yards in win over Indiana ... Made collegiate debut at Michigan State.

High School: Earned 5A All-State honors as a junior and senior ... Named the Player of the Year by the Southwest Times ... Hauled in 185 career catches for 3,363 yards and 39 touchdowns ... Two-time 5A West All-Conference selection ... Ranks fifth in the state of Arkansas for career receiving yards, sixth in career receptions and seventh in career touchdown catches ... Also played basketball ... Senior year statistics of 112 receptions, 2,097 yards and 15 touchdowns rank sixth in the state in single-season yards, and ninth in single-season touchdowns ... Helped lead team to a 10-2 record and a conference championship in 2009 ... Also led team to a 5A West Conference title in 2008 ... Selected to the Southwest 50 team by VYPE ... Team won the 5A State Championship in 2007 ... Named the Arkansas Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore ... Has a 35-inch vertical jump ... High school coach was Rick Jones.

Personal: Son of Donna and Jon Harris ... Majoring in earth, society and environment ... Born on Oct. 26, 1991 ... Chose Illinois over Arkansas.

CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 6, twice (last time at Purdue, 10/22/11)
Receiving Yards: 63 vs. Northwestern, 10/1/11
Long Reception: 49 vs. Minnesota, 11/10/12
Touchdowns: 1, 4x (last vs. Penn State, 9/29/12)
Tackles: 1, twice (last vs. Western Michigan, 9/1/12)

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Updated July 2013

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