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Maurice Harris
Player Profile:
Maurice Harris 1250288
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
High School: Northern Guilford HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Twitter: @maurice3harris | @calfootball
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Career Stats
Game Logs: 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Harris has steadily posted bigger numbers throughout his career and is coming off his most productive campaign as a 2014 junior when he played in all 12 games for the first time and registered a career-high six starts while contributing totals of 25 receptions, 252 yards receiving and two touchdown catches that were career bests with the latter equaling the two scoring grabs he had as a 2013 sophomore. Harris has played in 29 games with seven starts over the past three seasons of his four campaigns with the program, totaling 41 receptions, 451 yards receiving and four touchdown catches. Harris had an especially notable catch against Portland State as a sophomore dubbed “The Grab” that earned ESPN’s top play for the weekend and was among candidates for the top play of the year by multiple media outlets.

Cal Career (2011 – Present)
► Has played in 29 games with seven starts over the last three seasons of his four campaigns with the program and contributed 41 receptions, 451 yards receiving and four touchdown catches to rank fifth among active Cal players in yards receiving and touchdown receptions, and sixth in receptions, as well as ranking seventh in total touchdowns (4) and points (24)
► Has a total of 464 all-purpose yards to rank ninth among the team’s active players, adding one kick return for 13 yards to his receiving totals
► Posted his biggest numbers as a 2014 junior when he had career highs of 25 receptions, 252 yards receiving and two touchdown catches, with the latter equaling the pair of scoring grabs during his 2013 sophomore campaign
► Registered single-game career highs of nine receptions and 79 yards receiving as a 2014 junior against Oregon, while his 35-yard catch at Stanford in his 2013 sophomore season is the longest of his career in a contest in which he also had the lone kick return of his career for 13 yards
► Had a memorable one-handed touchdown catch against Portland State as a 2013 sophomore dubbed “The Grab” that earned ESPN’s top play for the weekend and was among candidates for the top play of the year by multiple media outlets

Senior (2015)
► Listed in the No. 2 spot at the outside receiver ‘Z’ position on the preseason depth chart
► Had one reception for 21 yards receiving in the spring game with the catch reminiscent of the famous touchdown grab he made in 2013
 
Junior (2014)
► Played in 12 games with six starts and totaled career highs of 25 receptions, 252 yards receiving and two touchdown catches, ranking sixth on the team in receptions, tied for sixth in touchdown catches and eighth in yards receiving, as well as eighth in yards perceiving per game (21.0), ninth in yards per reception (10.1), tied for ninth in total touchdowns (2), 10th in all-purpose yards (252) and tied for 10th in points (12)
► Posted the biggest game of his career vs. Oregon when he had career highs of nine receptions and 79 yards receiving (also a career-high 79 all-purpose yards) as well as one of his two career scoring grabs, leading Cal in receptions in the contest
► Picked up his first career touchdown on a 17-yard reception and his longest catch of the season on a 30-yard reception against Sacramento State as part of two catches for 47 yards
► Other receiving totals came at Oregon State (4-28), vs. BYU (3-28), at Washington State (2-13), vs. Stanford (2-9), vs. Washington (1-25), at Northwestern (1-16) and at USC (1-7) while he was held without a catch at Arizona, vs. Colorado and vs. UCLA
► Had at least one catch in each of the team’s last five games after being held without a reception in four of the first seven
► Had two receptions for 15 yards in the spring game

Sophomore (2013)
► Played in 10 games including his first career start at UCLA and recorded seven receptions and 100 yards receiving and a 14.3 yards per catch average with a career-high-tying two touchdown grabs to rank fourth on the team
► Ranked tied for fifth on the team with two total touchdowns and tied for sixth in scoring with 12 points
► Registered a career-high 50 yards receiving, the second touchdown of his career on a 15-yard completion on Cal’s first drive of the game and a career-long 35-yard completion later in the contest at Stanford
► Added single catches vs. Arizona (27 yards), vs. Portland State (10 yards, TD), at Colorado (5 yards) and at UCLA (2 yards)
► Made a memorable catch against Portland State on the first touchdown reception of his career dubbed “The Grab” that earned ESPN’s top play for the weekend and was among candidates for the top catch of the year by multiple media outlets
► Added one kick return for 13 yards at Stanford for a season total of 113 all-purpose yards with a season-best 63 coming against Stanford
► Caught two passes for a game-high 56 yards receiving in the spring game, including a 48-yard grab that was a key play on the first scoring drive for the offense

Freshman (2012)
► Played in seven games off the bench including each of the team’s final four contests, catching nine passes for 99 yards receiving with all of his stats coming in the final four games
► Recorded season highs of four catches and 36 yards receiving in the season finale at Oregon State, with both numbers second on the team in the contest
► Had two catches vs. both Oregon (26 yards) and vs. Washington (13 yards)
► Registered a 24-yard reception at Utah that was the first catch of his collegiate career and also a season-long
► Caught seven passes for 95 yards receiving, including a 29-yard touchdown in the spring game

Freshman (2011)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
► Listed prior to the season as the nation’s No. 25 wide receiver recruit by Athlon, who also pegged him as the Pac-12’s No. 33 recruit overall
► The nation’s No. 50 freshman wide receiver before the campaign according to Phil Steele

Northern Guilford HS (Class of 2011)
► Played wide receiver and cornerback during an All-State and SuperPrep All-Regional campaign as a 2010 senior for a 14-2 squad
► Paced the 3-A Mid-State League as a senior in both receiving with 54 catches for 1,104 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns, as well as interceptions as he returned the 10 he snagged for 79 yards to earn Prepstar and SuperPrep All-Region honors
► Had a spectacular 2009 junior season both offensively and defensively, with 47 receptions for 1,216 yards and 18 TDs while leading the country with 10 interceptions including two that he returned for touchdowns
 
Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2011)
► Listed as the No. 16 wide receiver in the nation by ESPN, who also ranked him as the country's No. 91 player overall
► Checked in as the No. 52 wide receiver nationally by Rivals and No. 84 according to Scout
► Ranked as the No. 15 player in the state of North Carolina by Rivals
► A four-star recruit according to ESPN while garnering three stars from both Rivals and Scout
 
Other
► Full name is Maurice Lynell Harris
► Born November 11, 1992
► Parents are Lynell Harris and Carmen Maynard
► Cousin of former Cal players Keenan Allen and Zach Maynard, while also a high school teammate of Allen and former Golden Bear linebacker Chris McCain with Allen (San Diego Chargers) and McCain (Miami Dolphins) both now in the NFL and Allen the 2013 NFL Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Year
► Major is African American studies

Harris' Career Game Highs
Receptions: 9 (vs. Oregon, 2014)
Receiving Yards: 79 (vs. Oregon, 2014)
Receiving TDs: 1 (four times, last vs. Oregon, 2014)
Long Reception: 35 (at Stanford, 2013)
Kick Returns: 1 (at Stanford, 2013)
Kick Return Yards: 13 (at Stanford, 2013)
Long Kick Return: 13 (at Stanford, 2013)
All-Purpose Yards: 79 (vs. Oregon, 2014)

Last Updated
June 2, 2015

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