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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: 2015 | 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.

After Cal

  • Expected to participate at the 2016 Cal Pro Day on March 18

Cal Career (2011-15)

  • Played in 42 games with 14 starts over the last four seasons of his five campaigns with the program and contributed 81 receptions for 1,009 yards receiving and 10 touchdown catches for 60 points, picking up nearly half of his career totals in all categories and over half of his touchdown grabs as a 2015 senior
  • Totaled 1,038 all-purpose yards, adding three punt returns for 16 yards and one kick return for 13 yards to his receiving totals
  • Posted career highs in nearly every receiving category as a senior including 40 receptions, 558 yards receiving and six touchdown catches
  • Also registered single-game career highs 97 yards receiving and two touchdown receptions on seven catches total as a senior vs. Oregon State while his 57-yard catch at Oregon
  • Registered a single-game career high of nine receptions for 79 yards receiving as a 2014 junior against Oregon
  • Had at least one reception in each of his final 18 contests
  • Had the longest punt return of his career with an 18-yarder in his final collegiate game as a senior in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl vs. Air Force 
  • Had the lone kick return of his career for 13 yards as a 2013 sophomore at Stanford
  • 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)

  • Capped his collegiate career with career highs of 40 receptions, 558 yards receiving and six touchdown catches playing in all 13 games with seven starts, ranking fourth on the team in touchdown receptions, fifth in yards receiving, tied for fifth in receptions and sixth in points
  • Ranked tied for 12th in the Pac-12 and tied for 85th nationally with his six touchdown grabs
  • Started each of the team's five five contests
  • Helped Cal to an 8-5 record and a victory in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl for the Golden Bears' first winning record and bowl appearance since 2011 as well as first bowl win since 2008
  • Established career highs for yards receiving (97) and touchdown catches (2) when he led the team in both categories against Oregon State while he finished with a season-high-tying four receptions
  • Also had a career-high 95 all-purpose yards against Oregon State, losing two on two punt returns to account for his total
  • Co-led the team with a season-high-tying four catches for 78 yards including a career-long 57-yarder at Oregon
  • Had a season-high-tying four catches in each of his last five contests, seven of his final eight and eight of 13 overall including the final collegiate game of his career when he had four catches for 67 yards and a career-long 18-yard punt return that was also Cal's longest punt return of the campaign in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl vs. Air Force
  • Had SportsCenter's No. 4 catch of the day for an acrobatic grab against Air Force in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl vs. Air Force
  • Other season-high-tying four-catch contests came vs. UCLA (63 yards), vs. Grambling (39 yards), at Stanford (42 yards), vs. Arizona State (38 yards, TD) and at Utah (33 yards)
  • Had at least one catch in all 13 games for the first time in his career with other receiving numbers coming vs. Washington State (2-23, TD), vs. San Diego State (2-24, TD), at Texas (2-19, TD), at Washington (1-19) and vs. USC (1-16)
  • Part of a group that made Cal the first college football team in recorded history in the same season to have six receivers with 40 or more catches – Kenny Lawler (52-648, 13 TD), Darius Powe (47-560, 8 TD), Bryce Treggs (45-956, 7 TD), Stephen Anderson (41-474, 2 TD), Trevor Davis (40-672, 2 TD) and Harris (40-558, 6 TD) – in addition to three 500-yard rushers – Khalfani Muhammad (87-586, 1 TD), Vic Enwere (106-505, 8 TD) and Tre Watson (89-504, 3 TD)

Junior (2014)

  • Played in 12 games with six starts and totaled 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 receiving 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)
  • Had a career-highs of nine receptions and season-high 79 yards receiving (also a season-high 79 all-purpose yards) as well as one of his two scoring grabs of the season, leading Cal in receptions in the contest
  • Picked up his first career touchdown on a 17-yard reception and his longest catch of the campaign 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)
  • 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 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 50 yards receiving, the second touchdown of his career on a 15-yard completion on Cal’s first drive of the game and a season-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 his longest of the season
  • 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)

  • A four-star recruit according to ESPN while garnering three stars from both Rivals and Scout
  • 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


  • 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: 97 (vs. Oregon State, 2015)
Receiving TDs: 2 (vs. Oregon State, 2015)
Long Reception: 57 (at Oregon, 2015)
Kick Returns: 1 (at Stanford, 2013)
Kick Return Yards: 13 (at Stanford, 2013)
Long Kick Return: 13 (at Stanford, 2013)
Punt Returns: 2 (vs. Oregon State, 2015)
Punt Return Yards: 18 (Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl vs. Air Force, 2015)
Long Punt Return: 18 (Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl vs. Air Force, 2015)
All-Purpose Yards: 95 (vs. Oregon State, 2015)
Points: 12 (vs. Oregon State, 2015) 

Last Updated
March 13, 2016

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