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Edwin Harrison
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Edwin Harrison 4183
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 300
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Houston, Texas
High School: Westbury
Experience: Redshirt


AT COLORADO: 2007 (Sr.)—He started all 13 games, the first six of the season at right tackle and the last seven, including the Independence Bowl, at right guard, shifting over for he betterment of the team when two freshmen were ready to play.  He earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from both the Associated Press and the league coaches.  He played 723 snaps from scrimmage (plus another 43 on the field goal/PAT unit on special teams), racking up 68 knockdown blocks.  He allowed just one-and-a-half quarterback sacks and was called for only three penalties.  He graded out to 80 percent or better in seven games, topping the 90 percentile on three occasions, including a 95 percent grade in CU’s win at Texas Tech.  He had three touchdown blocks on the year, and his game-high for knockdowns came in the opener when he had eight against Colorado State.  The coaches selected him as the lineman of the week for the Oklahoma game and as the offensive player of the week for the Texas Tech game.  In the spring, he was the Iron Buffalo Award winner for the offensive line, as he was the choice for the honor bestowed on the player at each position who represents hard work, dedication, toughness and total poundage in the weight room. 


2006 (Jr.)—He played in all 12 games on special teams and in 10 on offense, including nine starts (all at right offensive tackle).  He was in for 548 snaps on the season from scrimmage and another 46 on the field goal/PAT unit on special teams.  He played at about 10 pounds lighter than his playing weight as a sophomore and was once again one of the strongest players on the team.  Phil Steele’s College Football selected him as a preseason fourth-team All-Big 12 member, ranking him as the No. 48 offensive tackle nationally.


2005 (Soph.)—He played in 11 games, starting seven including the Champs Sports Bowl, as he was slowed a bit the last third of the season due to a severe ankle sprain.  In the regular season, playing primarily strong guard, he played 359 snaps from scrimmage, grading out to 2.52 on a 0-4 point per play scoring system for the season, fourth best on the team.  He did not allow a quarterback sack and was called for just one penalty in racking up 16 knockdown blocks and 12 “Perfect 4” plays, both fourth on the team.  He had a high game grade of 2.69 against both Texas A&M and Missouri.  The offensive line was reshuffled due to injuries for the bowl game versus Clemson, and he moved over and made his first start at tight tackle.  He missed spring practice after undergoing shoulder surgery on March 18, and initially it was thought he might not return until September; however, his rehab went well and he was able to participate in August drills.  He tied for the best bench press on the team (414 pounds) in spring conditioning tests before he was injured.


2004 (Fr.-RS)—He saw action for the first time against North Texas and went on to play in the last 10 games of the regular season plus the Houston Bowl (no starts), as his playing time basically increasing as the year progressed.  The Sporting News selected him to its Freshman All-Big 12 team, as he played 222 snaps from scrimmage at primarily tight-side tackle and graded out to 70.2 percent for the season.  He had eight knockdown and two touchdown blocks, did not allow a quarterback sack, allowed five pressures and was called for three penalties.  His top game grade came at Kansas, when he recorded an 82.6 percent mark.  He had a solid spring an entered the fall in competition for the starting honors.


2003 (Fr.)—Redshirted; did not see any game action but practiced the entire year on the offensive line.  He was the Scout Team Offense Award winner for the Oklahoma game.


HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, he earned Prep Football Report and SuperPrep all-Southwest honors, with PrepStar naming him to its all-Midlands team.  PFR ranked him as the No. 66 player in the region (the seventh offensive lineman), while SuperPrep placed him No. 108 in the region (the 21st OL) and Rivals.com tabbed him as the No. 30 offensive lineman nationally and as the No. 70 player in Texas.  He earned first-team all-district (18-5A) and Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston honors, in addition to being named to the Texas Top 100 Lists by both the Chronicle and the Dallas Morning News (he also made several other top player lists).  He also claimed a host of awards, including the George Bush/Kiwanis Club Sports Hero Award and the Houston Touchdown Club Scholar-Athlete Award, and was named as an outstanding high school senior by the Derrick Thomas Foundation.  He earned first-team all-district honors as a junior, when he was the team’s most valuable lineman and was an All-Greater Houston Underclassmen Team selection; he was also second-team all-district as a sophomore.  A three-year starter at offensive tackles, he had 70 dominant (pancake) blocks and 15 touchdown blocks as a senior, when he did not allow a sack or get called for a single penalty.  He blocked for the district’s leading passer, Michael Nichols (1,800 yards and 20 TDs) and a two-back rotation that gained 1,200 yards.  As a junior, he had 65 dominant and 13 touchdown blocks with no sacks allowed while being flagged just one time.  He had 60 dominant and 10 touchdown blocks as a sophomore, when he allowed just one sack and was penalized once.  Thus, he had 195 career pancakes and 38 touchdown blocks while allowing just one sack and being called for only two penalties.  Some top games included a battle against Lamar his senior year, when he had six pancakes and a touchdown block in shutting down John Williams, the Houston Chronicle’s area defensive player of the year.  He had a career-high eight ‘cakes with two TD blocks against Worthing the same year.  Westbury was 5-5 both his junior and senior seasons, and was 6-4 his sophomore year, finishing third in the district, under coach George Campbell.  He also lettered in outdoor track (shot put).


ACADEMICS—He majored in Communication at Colorado and graduated December 21, 2007.  He was an active member of the National Honor Society, the English Honor Society and the French Honor Society, and also belonged to the National Science Scholars.


PERSONAL—He was born November 18, 1984 in Houston, Texas.  His grandfather (Calvin Jones) won the Outland Trophy as the nation’s outstanding interior lineman as a senior at Iowa in 1955; Jones was the first two-time consensus All-American in Iowa history, and his No. 62 was retired by the Hawkeyes.  His hobbies include traveling, as he lists the Bahamas as his favorite place he has ever visited, and skiing.  He received the Eagle Scout Badge in 2001 for helping build a library for “The Project Royal,” which helps single moms and kids.  In high school, he was a member of Jack & Jill of America, a national youth service organization dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for African-American children.  He was the recipient of the George Bush/Kiwanis Sports Hero and Touchdown Club awards as a prep.  He was also active with his church in both choir and youth fellowship.  His hobbies include playing video games, listening to music and basketball.

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