POST DUKE: Chosen to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine on February 26 – March 4, 2019, in Indianapolis, Ind.
CAREER: Three-year letterman (2016-17-18) ... team captain in 2018 … recipient of the program’s Carmen Falcone MVP award as Duke’s most outstanding player in 2017 … three-time recipient of the team’s Vincent Rey Award as the team’s top linebacker, sharing the 2016 and 2018 accolade with Ben Humphreys … three-time All-ACC honoree (HM – 2016; first team – 2017-18) … became Duke’s first linebacker with two first team All-ACC honors since Mike Junkin in 1985 and 1986 … All-America selection in 2017 by the Walter Camp Foundation (2nd team), CBS Sports (3rd), Phil Steele (3rd) and College Football News (HM) … one of 18 semifinalists for the 2017 Chuck Bednarik Award, presented annually to the nation’s top defensive player by the Maxwell Football Club … first team Freshman All-America pick by Athlon Sports, Campus Insiders and USA Today in 2016 … three-time ACC Linebacker of the Week (vs. North Carolina , vs. Virginia , vs. Georgia Tech ) … two-time Academic All-ACC selection (2016 & 2018) … in 34 career games (34 starts), recorded 313 tackles, 32.5 TFL, 9.5 sacks, two INTs, eight PBUs, one caused fumble, one fumble recovery and 15 QB pressures ... missed the final four games of the 2018 season due to a knee injury sustained in Duke’s victory at Miami … became the 20th Blue Devil to reach 300 career tackles with a 10-tackle performance at Pittsburgh in 2018 … in the Duke career record book, finished career ranking tied for ninth in seasons with 100+ tackles (2), 10th in TFL and 19th in total tackles … became the fifth player in Blue Devil history to amass 300+ tackles and 30.0+ TFL, joining Junkin (513 tackles & 36.0 TFL; 1984-87), Ryan Fowler (495 tackles & 47.5 TFL; 2000-03), Michael Tauiliili (434 tackles & 46.0 TFL; 2005-08) and Jeremy Cash (333 tackles & 38.0 TFL; 2013-15) … the first Blue Devil to lead the team in tackles for three consecutive seasons since Fowler (2000-01-02) … finished with 32 games with 4+ tackles including a career-high 16 stops against North Carolina in 2016 ... totaled 14 career games with 10+ tackles ... posted career averages of 9.21 tackles per game and 10.62 tackles per game versus ACC opponents (223 tackles in 21 games) ... booked multiple TFL in nine games including a career-high 3.5 stops for lost yardage against Virginia in 2017 ... played 2,326 career snaps.
2018 Game-by-Game Statistics
2018: First team All-ACC pick … Academic All-ACC selection ... ACC Linebacker of the Week following victory at Georgia Tech … co-recipient with Ben Humphreys of the program’s Vincent Rey Award as Duke’s most outstanding linebacker ... played in and started nine games … missed the final four games of the campaign due to a knee injury … recorded 81 tackles, 7.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, two PBUs and two QB pressures ... had 4+ tackles in eight games and 10+ in four tilts with a year-high 15 at Georgia Tech … averaged 10.80 tackles per game in ACC play ... reached double figures in tackles against Northwestern (10), Georgia Tech (15), Pittsburgh (10) and Miami (12) ... booked 34 tackles in October, the second most in the ACC ... contributed a year-high 2.0 TFL against Virginia and combined to make 5.0 TFL against the Cavaliers, Pittsburgh and Miami … registered at least one TFL in six contests ... blocked first career field goal against the Hurricanes, helping Duke to its first win at Miami since 1976 ... both PBUs and QB pressures came in Duke’s 21-7 victory at Northwestern ... posted single-game sacks versus Northwestern and Miami ... on the field for 638 total snaps.
2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017: All-America selection by Walter Camp Foundation (2nd team), CBS Sports (3rd), Phil Steele (3rd) and College Football News (HM) ... 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 ... nationally, ranked 19th in tackles per game and tied for 28th in TFL per game ... 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) ... one of three players nationally to post 125+ tackles and 15.0+ TFL, joining Joe Dineen of Kansas and Dalton Herrington of New Mexico State ... 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
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 ... first team Freshman All-ACC pick by Athlon Sports ... 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 ... finished all coursework for a cultural anthropology major and will graduate from Duke in May, 2019 ... son of Lynn Giles-Harris and John Harris ... father lettered three seasons (1984-85-86) in football at Southern Connecticut ... older brother, William, lettered four seasons (2009-10-11-12) as a linebacker at Gannon University, recording career totals of 181 tackles, 18.0 TFL, five sacks, seven INTs and 22 PBUs while earning Academic All-America honors as a senior ... younger brother, J.T., is a member of the Duke lacrosse program and has helped the Blue Devils to two NCAA Tournament appearances, earning USILA All-America third team accolades in 2018.