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Mason Harris
Mason Harris

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

High School:
Ridgeland

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 235

Position:
DE

Experience:
2 VL


Fourth-year player who has worked at both defensive end and linebacker in his Gamecock career... listed as a second-team defensive end entering the fall... has the quickness and speed to put pressure on the quarterback coming off the edge... given the "Everday Effort" award for the defense in the spring.

2013: Sophomore defensive end who played in 12 games, making seven stops... credited with a half-sack in the season-opening win over North Carolina and with a half-sack and a quarterback hurry in the win over Vanderbilt... logged two tackles each against UNC and Kentucky... used primarily on special teams late in the season... garnered Rex Enright Defensive Player of the Spring accolades, awarded at the Garnet & Black spring game.

2012: Redshirt freshman who played on special teams... logged three tackles in six games... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2011: Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played mostly defensive end at Ridgeland High School in Rossville, Ga., graduating in 2011.. coached by Mark Mariakis... recorded 119 tackles and 15 sacks as a senior, earning Class AAA all-state honors... tallied 68 tackles with 12 sacks and 14 tackles for loss as a junior for the Panthers... team went 9-2 during his junior campaign and was the Region 6-AAA champions... considered a three-star prospect, the 47th-best outside linebacker in the nation and the 58th-best player in the state of Georgia by Rivals.com... regarded as a three-star prospect by both Scout.com and 247Sports.com... named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region class... also had offers from Miami (Fla.), Kentucky and Middle Tennessee State.

PERSONAL: Mason Harris was born July 28, 1993... is a hotel, restaurant, tourism management major at South Carolina.