2017: Returning starting weakside linebacker ... preseason All-ACC selection by Lindy's Sports (3rd team) and Athlon Sports (4th team) ... candidate for the Butkus Award, an honor presented annually to the top linebacker in the nation by the Butkus Foundation ... in 12 career games (12 starts), has 107 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 4.0 sacks, one INT, two PBUs, one fumble recovery and four QB pressures ... has played 833 career snaps ... has 11 games with 4+ tackles including a career-high 16 stops against North Carolina in 2016 ... has five career games with 10+ tackles ... enters the 2017 season having carded 2+ tackles in 12 consecutive games ... pairs with Ben Humphreys to form the only active LB duo nationally to have recorded 100+ tackles and 9.0+ TFL each during the 2016 season.
2016 Game-by-Game Statistics
2016: First team Freshman All-America pick by Athlon Sports, Campus Insiders and USA Today ... honorable mention All-ACC pick by both the head coaches and Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association ... Academic All-ACC selection ... ACC Linebacker of the Week following the win over North Carolina ... finished second in the balloting for ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association ... co-recipient with Ben Humphreys of the program's Vincent Rey Award as Duke's most outstanding linebacker ... started all 12 games ... recorded 107 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 4.0 sacks, one INT, two PBUs, one fumble recovery and four QB pressures ... in the ACC, ranked fourth in tackles per game (8.97) and ninth in total tackles ... led all ACC rookies in total tackles ... nationally, ranked tied for 40th in tackles per game ... among freshmen nationally, ranked second in tackles per game, trailing only Bryan London of Texas State ... on Duke's single-season charts, posted the third-highest total for tackles by a freshman and the fifth-best total for TFL by a freshman ... had 4+ tackles in 11 games ... averaged 11.0 tackles per game in ACC play ... reached double figures in tackles against North Carolina (16), Wake Forest (15), Miami (13), Virginia Tech (13) and Virginia (12) ... averaged an ACC-best 12.00 tackles per game in the month of November ... registered at least one TFL in nine games and logged a season-high 2.0 TFL in the season-opener against N.C. Central ... both INT and fumble recovery came against Wake Forest ... posted single-game sacks versus N.C. Central, Northwestern, Louisville and Virginia Tech ... led Duke in tackles with nine including a sack of eventual Heisman Trophy recipient Lamar Jackson as the Blue Devils held Louisville to 34 points and 190.2 total offensive yards below its season averages entering the contest ... registered the second-most games with 12+ tackles (5) by a Blue Devil rookie, trailing only Erwin Sampson's total of seven in 1988 ... became the fourth Duke freshman to lead the team in total tackles, joining Sampson, Ryan Fowler (2000) and Michael Tauiliili (2005) ... paired with Humphreys to form one of just 14 LB duos nationally to register 100+ tackles each ... coupled with Humphreys to form the third Duke LB tandem since 1990 to post 100+ tackles and 9.0+ TFL each, joining Ryan Stallmeyer (110 tackles & 9.0 TFL) and Todd DeLamielleure (103 tackles & 10.0 TFL) in 1999 and Tauiliili (140 tackles & 13.0 TFL) and Vincent Rey (109 tackles & 10.5 TFL) in 2008 ... became just the 11th first team Freshman All-America pick in Duke history, joining Tony Benjamin (1973), Carl McGee (1975), Chris Port (1986), Tauiliili (2005), Kyle Hill (2008), Conner Vernon (2009), Laken Tomlinson (2011), Ross Martin (2012), Will Monday (2012) and DeVon Edwards (2013) ... on the field for 833 total snaps.
2015: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at St. Joseph Regional High School under coaches Tony Karcich (2012-13) and August Hoffmann (2014) ... rated as the No. 42 outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com ... helped the Green Knights to two New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Non-Public Group 3 state championships as a sophomore and junior and a semifinal trip during final campaign ... following senior year, received first team all-league, all-county, all-metro and all-state honors ... registered 95 tackles, 3.0 sacks, four INTs, two caused fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... on offense as a senior, added 24 receptions for 315 yards and two TDs ... as a junior, led team to a 10-1 mark and state title by posting 58 tackles, 3.5 sacks, four INTs and two fumble recoveries ... team captured NJSIAA state title with a 62-14 victory against Pope John XXIII ... blocked two punts in the championship tilt ... named second team all-state after junior season ... as a sophomore, carded 72 tackles during NJSIAA state championship campaign ... also lettered in lacrosse and basketball.
PERSONAL: Born April 1, 1997 ... majoring in both cultural anthropology and public policy studies ... son of Lynn Giles-Harris and John Harris ... father lettered in football at Southern Connecticut (1984-85-86) ... older brother, William, lettered in football at Gannon (2009-10-11-12) ... younger brother, J.T., is a member of the Duke lacrosse program.