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Height: 6'2"
Weight: 240
Year: Redshirt Junior
City/State: Nyack, N.Y.
High School: St. Joseph Regional [N.J.]


Career Statistics

2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
All-America selection by Walter Camp Foundation (2nd team), CBS Sports (3rd team) and Phil Steele (3rd team) ... first team All-ACC pick ... recipient of the program’s Carmen Falcone MVP award as Duke’s most outstanding player as well as the Vincent Rey Award as the team’s top linebacker ... ACC Player of the Week honoree following performance at Virginia ... started all 13 games ... compiled 125 tackles, 16.0 TFL, 4.5 sacks, one INT, four PBUs, one caused fumble and nine QB pressures ... in the ACC, ranked third in total tackles, third in tackles per game (9.62), fourth in TFL and fourth in TFL per game (1.23) ... led all ACC LBs in TFL ... tackle total matched the 29th-highest single-season total in Duke history ... TFL total equaled the 10th-best single-season total in Blue Devil history ... became the first player in Duke history to register 125+ tackles and 16.0+ TFL in a single campaign ... became the third player in school history to record 100+ tackles in both freshman and sophomore seasons, joining Carl McGee (1975-76) and Erwin Sampson (1988-89) ... posted 10+ tackles in five weeks including a season-high 15 stops at Virginia ... added 3.5 TFL, 1.0 sack, one PBU, one caused fumble and two QB pressures against the Cavaliers ... also reached double figures versus Baylor (12), Virginia Tech (11), Army West Point (10) and Georgia Tech (14) ... logged nine stops against Miami and Florida State ... had 6+ tackles in all 13 games and 8+ stops in 11 weeks ... recorded multiple TFL against N.C. Central (2.0), Baylor (2.5), North Carolina (1.5), Virginia and Pittsburgh (3.0) ... had at least one TFL in 10 games ... lone INT of the season came versus Baylor ... coupled with teammates Tre Hornbuckle (9.5), Mike Ramsay (9.5) and Ben Humphreys (9.0) to make Duke one of four teams in the ACC to have 4+ players with 9.0+ TFL, joining Florida State, Miami and Virginia Tech ... on the field for 855 snaps.

2016 Game-by-Game Statistics
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 ... 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.

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