Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Former Temple RB Harris finds a home North of the Border

Montel Harris, Temple's primary running back last season, will begin his professional career in Canada.

On Wednesday, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats inked Harris along with six other players from North America. It follows on the heels of an unsuccessful tryout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Harris completed his collegiate career by finishing first in the Big East with 1,054 yards -- including five games of 100-or-more -- and 12 rushing touchdowns on 186 carries, adding 10 receptions for 90 yards over 11 contests for Steve Addazio's Owls.

His most impressive feat was strafing the Army defense for career highs of 351 yards and seven touchdowns in a 63-32 win at the Linc on November 17.

The former Boston College back finished with 4,789 yards rushing and 39 scores, having accomplished most of that over his first four seasons in Chestnut Hill.  

Despite playing just three seasons with the Eagles, he remains the school’s leader in rushing yards (3,735) and 100-yard games (22). 

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