Duke Football BIO
4 Clifford Harris
Career: Graduated from Duke in May, 2009 with a degree in sociology and a minor in African and African American studies ... four-year letterwinner ... played in 43 career games with 14 starts ... scored seven career touchdowns, including four rushing and three receiving ... also threw one touchdown pass ... tallied 190 rushing attempts for 696 yards and 29 receptions for 282 yards in his four seasons ... career 2-of-4 passing for 45 yards, one touchdown and one interception ... recorded 11 career kick returns for 195 yards.
2008: Experienced running back expected to contribute ... listed as the second string running back behind returning starter Re’quan Boyette ... versatile offensive back who is a threat as a receiver.
2007: Played in all 12 games ... started the final five games at fullback ... received the Micah Harris Trinity Teammate Award at the annual team banquet ... finished fourth on the team with 70 rushing yards on 16 carries and tied for fourth on the team with 15 receptions for 155 yards ... also had nine kickoff returns for 148 yards on the season ... recorded best game on the ground at North Carolina with six carries for 44 yards, including a 19-yard rush ... became an effective receiver out of the backfield for Duke with receptions in seven of the last eight games ... posted a career-high five grabs for 40 yards against Clemson ... caught a 31-yard pass at Miami en route to a three-catch, 48-yard afternoon ... recorded two receptions against both Georgia Tech and Notre Dame ... posted two kick returns against Northwestern, Navy, Clemson and Notre Dame with a season-high 79 all-purpose yards coming at Notre Dame ... on the gridiron for a total of 363 plays with 210 on offense and 153 on special teams ... played 30 or more snaps in the final seven games with a season-high 51 against Clemson ... selected as a game captain for the Wake Forest game.
2006: Played in all 12 games ... saw action at both running back and quarterback ... rushed 55 times for 206 yards and one touchdown ... gained a career-high 59 yards on seven carries at Boston College ... also against the Eagles, posted career-long run from scrimmage with a 52-yard gallop and scored first career touchdown with a one-yard plunge ... had 31 yards on the ground versus Vanderbilt and 30 at Alabama ... completed one-of-two passing attempts on the year, with the lone completion covering six yards for a touchdown to Raphael Chestnut against North Carolina ... played 328 total snaps on the year including a season-high 42 at Georgia Tech.
2005: Played in nine games, sitting out the East Carolina and Virginia Tech contests ... started the Miami game ... rushed 21 times for 75 yards on the year ... picked up a season-best 25 yards on four attempts against Georgia Tech with a long run of 22 yards ... returned two kickoffs for a 23.5 yards per return average ... attempted one pass, an incomplete effort versus North Carolina in the season finale.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterman at L.W. Higgins under Wayne Meyers ... charted as the third-top running back in Louisiana and the 37th-best in the nation by Scout.com ... rushed for 1,600 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior ... received second team all-state, first team all-district and district offensive player of the year honors in 2004 ... as a junior, picked up 1,400 yards on the ground with 21 TDs ... finished career with 3,738 rushing yards and 58 TDs while helping team to a 29-16 mark and three state playoff berths ... also participated in track and field.
Personal: Son of Charles Harris and Shirley Griffin ... born December 23, 1986.