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#6 Chris Harper
Position: Wide Receivers
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Northridge, CA
High School: Crespi Carmelite HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Harper Photos

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2013 | 2012

Harper has been Cal’s most productive receiver over the last two seasons and is the team’s active career leader in receptions (111), receiving yards (1,396), receiving touchdowns (7), total touchdowns (8) and points (48), while ranking second in all-purpose yards (1,429) over 23 games played and 14 starts. Harper was on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List for the entire season as a 2013 sophomore when he led Cal in receiving yards (852) and tied for the team lead in touchdown catches (5) while also being second on the club in receptions (70) and tied for second in scoring (30) with all of the numbers career highs. His receptions also ranked seventh on Cal’s all-time single-season list. Harper and fellow wide receivers Bryce Treggs and Kenny Lawler are expected to be among the nation’s best in 2014.

Cal Career (2012 – Present)
► Cal’s active career leader in receptions (111), receiving yards (1,396), receiving touchdowns (7), total touchdowns (8) and points (48), while ranking second in all-purpose yards (1,429) over 23 games played and 14 starts during his first two seasons with the program
► Second among active players with 1,429 all-purpose yards, adding five rushes for 11 yards and six punt returns for 22 yards
► Had led Cal in receiving yards 10 times and receptions on eight occasions
► Has caught at least one pass in 22 of the 23 games he has played
► Also has completed 1-of-2 passes for -1 yard and has four tackles
► Registered career highs of 14 catches and 231 receiving yards against Washington State that are both third on the school’s all-time single-game lists and the most by a Pac-12 player in 2013 as a sophomore, including an 89-yard touchdown pass that was the longest reception of his career, the second longest pass play in the history of Cal football (where on Pac-12 list for all three), while adding both of his punt returns for 18 yards including a career-long 13-yarder to give him a career-high 249 all-purpose yards
 
Junior (2014)
► National honors candidate who is on the watch list for the College Football Performance Awards Wide Receiver Trophy
► Third-team preseason All-Pac-12 according to Athlon and Phil Steele
► Listed as No. 2 at the outside receiver ‘X’ position and No. 3 punt returner on the preseason depth chart
► Did not play in the spring game or participate in contact during spring practices due to injury

Sophomore (2013)
► Played in 11 games with nine starts before missing the team’s final contest of the year at Stanford due to injury
► Third-team All-Pac-12 selection of Phil Steele after being a second-team midseason pick and a third-team preseason pick
► On the Biletnikoff Award Watch List honoring college football’s most outstanding receiver all the way from the preseason
► Led Cal in receiving yards (852), tied for team lead in touchdown receptions (5), while ranking second in receptions (70) and tied for second in scoring (30) with all of the numbers career highs, his receptions rankings seventh on Cal’s all-time single-season list and his receiving yards 20 yards outside the school’s all-time single-season list
► Shared the team lead with five total touchdowns and was ranked tied for first among non-kickers and tied for second overall in scoring with 30 points
► Among conference and national per-game leaders in receptions (No. 4 Pac-12, No. 29 NCAA, 6.4 rpg) and receiving yards (77.5 ypg, No. 6 Pac-12, No. 59 NCAA), as well as 100-yard receiving games (3, No. T4 Pac-12) and total receiving yards (No. 9 Pac-12, No. 75 NCAA)
► Registered career and Cal season-highs of 14 catches and 231 receiving yards against Washington State that are both third on the school’s all-time single-game lists and the most by a Pac-12 player in 2013, including an 89-yard touchdown pass that was the longest reception of his career, the second longest pass play in the history of Cal football (where on Pac-12 list for all three), while adding both of his punt returns for 18 yards including a career-long 13-yarder that tied for the team’s longest of the season to give him a career-high and team season-high 249 all-purpose yards and combining with Richard Rodgers (4-85) for 316 receiving yards to rank second all-time in school history for a duo in a single game????
► Opened the season with 11 receptions for 148 yards and a career-best two touchdown catches vs. Northwestern including the first ever thrown by Jared Goff in the third quarter of the contest on a 52-yard connection and then another 47 seconds later on a seven-yard hookup as he combined with fellow wide receiver Bryce Treggs for 24 receptions and 293 receiving yards in a game to mark the third highest total for receiving yards in school history and mark the 11th time that two players had both gone over the 100-yard receiving mark in the same game in school history
► Earned College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Wide Receiver of the Week honors for his performances against both Washington State and Northwestern
► Also had a 100-yard receiving game vs. Ohio State when he caught six passes for 115 yards and one touchdown on a 42-yard connection with Goff
► Led the team in receiving yards five times with each of his 100-yard receiving games and also on two other occasions when he had more than 90 yards receiving both at Washington (6-98-TD) and vs. Oregon State (7-93)
► Cal’s leader in receptions three times vs. Washington State, at UCLA and vs. Oregon State
► Other receiving stats came at UCLA (7-35), vs. USC (6-21), vs. Portland State (4-61), vs. Arizona (4-25), at Oregon (3-15) and at Colorado (2-10) as he registered at least two catches in all games he played in
► Added two rushes for six yards and two punt returns for 18 yards to rank third on the team with 876 all-purpose yards
► Was 1-of-2 passing for -1 yard with the completion against USC and an attempt at Oregon
► Also had one tackle against Ohio State
► Listed as a “Cal Player to Watch” prior to the season as well as the nation’s No. 22 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver by Lindy’s
► Did not participate in any contact drills during spring practices or the due to injury
► College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Wide Receiver Performer of the Week vs. Washington State and vs. Northwestern
 
Freshman (2012)
► Had a huge true freshman season, playing in all 12 games with starts in each of the team’s final five contests and recording 41 catches for 544 yards and two touchdowns to rank second on the team behind Keenan Allen in all three categories, while his 13.3 yards per catch was second on the club among regulars and third overall
► Reception and receiving yard totals were just shy of true freshman records posted by Allen (46 catches in 2010) and DeSean Jackson (601 receiving yards in 2005)
► Had per-game averages of 45.33 receiving yards and 3.42 receptions that both ranked 19th in the Pac-12
► Had at least one catch in 11 of 12 contests, coming up empty only vs. UCLA
► Added three rushes for five yards and a touchdown, as well as four punt returns for four yards to total 553 all-purpose yards (five rushing, 544 receiving, four punt return) that were fifth on the team
► Registered three tackles
► His three total touchdowns tied for fifth on the team
► Posted a season-high-tying seven catches on three occasions vs. Washington (season-high 101 receiving yards), vs. Southern Utah (94 receiving yards) and at Utah (86 receiving yards)
► Added a 14-yard touchdown on a reverse on his first collegiate carry against the Huskies to tie the score at 7-7 in the first quarter, as well as a one-handed catch that ranked No. 2 on ESPN’s list on SportsCenter of the day’s top plays and a 36-yard reception that was his longest of the season and tied for the seventh longest by a Cal player in 2012
► Posted five catches for 57 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown reception in his collegiate debut against Nevada that tied the game 24-24 late in the fourth quarter as he and fellow true freshman wide receiver Bryce Treggs became the first two true freshmen to both score in their first game at Cal since Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett at Air Force on Sept. 4, 2004
► Honored for his performance against Stanford with the Berkeley Breakfast Club Award for the Outstanding Player in the Big Game on the offensive side of the ball when he co-led the team with four catches for a team-high 82 yards
► Had three catches for 32 yards at Ohio State, including a 19-yard touchdown reception, and three catches 28 yards in the season finale at Oregon State
► Registered two receptions for 35 yards vs. Oregon
► Picked up one reception against Arizona State (11 yards), at USC (nine yards) and at Washington State (nine yards)
► Led or co-led Cal in receptions and receiving yards on a team-high-tying five occasions, including four of the last five contests when he paced the team for four consecutive games vs. Stanford, at Utah, vs. Washington and vs. Oregon
► Was the team's starting punt returner for the final three contests after a season-ending injury to Allen, returning four punts for four yards
► Had two punt returns for five yards (both career highs) vs. Oregon, while also being credited with a return for no yards at Oregon State and a return for -1 yard vs. Washington
► In addition to his 14-yard scoring run vs. Washington had single rushes at Oregon State (two yards) and vs. Oregon (-11 yards)
► Registered single tackles at Ohio State, vs. Washington and vs. Oregon
► Listed by Phil Steele prior to the season as the nation’s No. 62 freshman wide receiver

Crespi Carmelite HS
► Played in the California Prep All-Star Game as a 2011 senior after a season in which he earned Prepstar All-Region honors
► Had 37 catches for 846 yards and 14 TDs to lead the Serra League in receiving as a senior after posting 63 receptions for 1,003 yards and seven TDs as a 2010 junior to rank second in the conference in receiving
► Team combined for a 15-7 record in his junior (8-4) and senior (7-3) campaigns also played cornerback and was listed as the No. 12 player in Southern California at that position by Prepstar … has worked out with the “1925 All-Stars”, a 7-on-7 team coached by former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson.

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2012)
► A four-star recruit according to Prepstar, while ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports gave him three each
► Ranked as high as the nation’s No. 61 wide receiver recruit by Rivals, while 247Sports (No. 71), Scout (No. 80), ESPN (No. 108) and Prepstar (No. 146) also had him among their top receivers nationally
► A Dream Team Player of Prepstar
► SuperPrep listed him at No. 107 in California/Nevada/Hawaii
► Listed as high as the No. 50 overall recruit in the state of California by 247Sports, while Rivals had him at No. 60 and Prepstar SoCal on its Top 150 list without a specific number
Other
► Full name is Christopher James Harper
► Born December 7, 1993
► Parents are Mark Harper and Janine Gonzaga
► Intended major is economics

Harper's Career Game Highs
Rushes: 1 (five times, last vs. USC, 2013)
Rushing Yards: 14 (vs. Washington, 2012)
Rushing TDs: 1 (vs. Washington, 2012)
Long Rush: 14TD (vs. Washington, 2012)
Pass Completions: 1 (vs. USC, 2013)
Pass Attempts: 1 (twice, last vs. USC, 2013)
Passing Yards: -1 (vs. USC, 2013)
Long Pass: -1 (vs. USC, 2013)
Receptions: 14 (vs. Washington State, 2013)
Receiving Yards: 231 (vs. Washington State, 2013)
Receiving TDs: 2 (vs. Northwestern, 2013)
Long Reception: 89TD (vs. Washington State, 2013)
Punt Returns: 2 (twice, last vs. Washington State, 2013)
Punt Return Yards: 18 (vs. Washington State, 2013)
Long Punt Return: 13 (vs. Washington State, 2013)
All-Purpose Yards: 249 (vs. Washington State, 2013)
Tackles: 1 (four times, last vs. Ohio State, 2013)
Points: 12 (vs. Northwestern, 2013)

Last Updated
July 9, 2014

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