Football


Justin Harrison
Justin Harrison
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bloomington, Ill.

High School:
Bloomington

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 207

Position:
DB

Experience:
2-1

10/28/2006

Illinois at Wisconsin

Illinois at Wisconsin

  • Preseason Third-Team All-Big Ten (Athlon)

The Harrison File

Pregame ritual
Prayer and stretch

Person you would like to spend the day with
Paul Tagliabue, former commissioner, on draft day

Favorite Zookism
"I ain't no Willie off the pickle boat."

Why Illinois?
Loyalty

What's on your ipod?
I don't like IPods

Plans after graduation
Play in the NFL

Favorite food
Applebee's


2007: Notched nine tackles, including five solos, against #25 Michigan ... Had eight tackles, including six solos, at Iowa ... Recorded nine tackles - including six solos - and broke up two passes against #5 Wisconsin ... Notched four tackles, including two solos, and forced a fumble against #21 Penn State ... Registered seven tackles, including five solos, at Indiana, as well as two PBUs, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... Tallied five tackles, all solos, at Syracuse ... Recorded one tackle and one PBU against Western Illinois ... Racked up 11 tackles, including a career high-tying seven solos, against Missouri.

2006: Started all 12 games at safety ... Ranked fourth on the team in total tackles with 63 ... Posted three solo tackles and a fumble recovery against Northwestern ... Had four tackles, a forced fumble and two passes broken up vs. Purdue ... Recorded 10 tackles against Ohio State ... Forced a fumble, had two PBUs and recorded five tackles, including a solo, at Wisconsin ... Recorded two solo tackles at Penn State ... Recorded four tackles, including two solos, against Ohio ... Recorded four tackles, including three solos, and broke up a pass against Indiana ... Forced the second fumble of his career and recorded six tackles, including two solos, at Michigan State ... Recorded six tackles, including five solos, and broke up a pass against Iowa ... Intercepted a pass and assisted on four tackles against Syracuse ... Recorded six tackles, including three solos, at Rutgers ... Led the Illini with nine tackles, including four solos, against Eastern Illinois ... Also registered two PBUs against the Panthers.

2005: Missed the non-conference season with a hip injury, but in just eight games he still finished third on the team in total tackles with 63 ... Started five games ... Averaged 7.9 tackles per game ... Twice posted 10-plus tackles with 11 against Penn State and 10 vs. Wisconsin ... Had seven tackles, one for loss and a forced fumble and fumble recovery at Indiana ... In just his second game back, he got his first interception of the season, picking off Iowa's Drew Tate and returning it 30 yards ... Broke up his only pass of the season against the Nittany Lions ... Posted nine tackles at Iowa and eight in the season finale against Northwestern ... Did not participate in spring football in 2005 with the same hip injury ... Had three hip surgeries and a hand surgery between December, 2004 and September, 2005.

2004: Earned Rivals.com Freshman All-America honors ... Also made The Sporting News' Freshman All-Big Ten team ... Named team's Rookie of the Year ... Ranked 17th in the Big Ten in tackles per game with 7.2 ... Played in all 11 games and earned starts in the final seven ... Finished the season second on the team in tackles with 79, including 42 solos ... Made a career-high 12 stops vs. Michigan and grabbed his first career interception which he returned 72 yards ... Had 11 tackles at Michigan St. ... Totaled 10 tackles against Wisconsin and Northwestern ... Notched seven tackles vs. FAMU, Iowa and Indiana ... Collected six tackles at Minnesota, five vs. Purdue and four against Western Michigan.

High School: Earned All-State honors from the Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign News-Gazette, Illinois High School Coaches Association and the Bloomington Pantagraph ... PrepStar All-Region ... Made 119 tackles, 21 tackles-for-loss and caused four fumbles as a senior ... Also picked off three passes and blocked two punts ... As a running back, he recorded 1,077 yards, scored 24 touchdowns and averaged 28.3 yards per reception ... Named to the Big 12 All-Conference team on both offense and defense ... Finished his career with 236 tackles, three sacks and three interceptions ... Selected to play in the Illinois Shriners All-State game ... Earned eight letters in football, baseball and track ... High school coach was Rigo Schmelzer.

Personal: Born on Aug. 23, 1986 ... Son of Michael and Nicola Harrison ... Father, Michael, played football and baseball at Millikin University ... Uncle, Eric Wright, played cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers for 12 years ... Illinois football hero is Dana Howard ... Originally from East St. Louis, his parents played on teams with Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Kellen Winslow and Jerome Heavens ... Majoring in sport management.


Career Highs:

Tackles: 12 vs. Michigan, 10/16/04
Solos: 7 at Northwestern, 11/20/04
TFL: 1 at Indiana, 10/8/05
Interceptions: 1, three times (last time vs. Syracuse, 9/16/06)
Longest Interception Return: 72 vs. Michigan, 10/16/04
Forced Fumbles: 1, six times (last time vs. Penn State, 9/29/07)
Fumble Recoveries: 1, 3 times(last time at Indiana, 10/8/05)
PBU: 2, five times(last time vs. Wisconsin, 10/6/07)

Harrison's Game-by-Game Statistics:

2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs. USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45

Games played: 13
All purpose avg/game: 3.5

2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 7 4 11 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 5 0 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 5 2 7 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 2 2 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 6 3 9 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 6 2 8 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 5 4 9 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 4 1 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 3 0 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 3 1 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 5 5 10 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs. USC 4 0 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 45 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 55 25 80 0.0 0 0.0 0 2 1 0 1 45 0 7 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 -4
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 18 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1

Games played: 12
Kick ret avg: -2.0
All purpose avg/game: -0.1

2006 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 4 5 9 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 3 3 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 4 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 5 1 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 2 4 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 3 1 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 2 2 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 2 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 1 4 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 5 5 10 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 2 2 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18 2006 at Northwestern 3 0 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0
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