Pack Pride Profile: OL Leroy Harris

Offensive lineman Leroy Harris is one of the key players for NC State, and the redshirt junior is poised to have a huge 2005 season.

Leroy Harris

Redshirt Junior Center

No. 64

6-3, 295-pounds

Southeast High School, Raleigh, North Carolina

2003 Stats

Leroy started every game for the Wolfpack as a redshirt freshman, finishing with 33 "Raleigh Rails" and 27 knockdown blocks.

2004 Stats

Leroy led the team for the second year in a row in Raleigh Rails, finishing with 39 for the season and giving him 72 for his career. He tallied more RRs in seven games than in all of his rookie season (when he also led the team). He boasted one of the top performances for a Wolfpack offensive lineman under Barry against Virginia Tech when he tallied nine knockdowns, six intimidations and nine Raleigh Rails. Harris was named honorable mention All-ACC despite missing the final four games of the season with a shoulder injury.


- Sporting News 2003 Freshman All-American

- Football Writers Association 2003 Freshman All-American

- 2003 Honorable Mention All-ACC selection - 2004 Honorable Mention All-ACC selection

High School Accolades

- All-Conference selection

- Shrine Bowl selection

- Nation's No. 39 Defensive Tackle prospect in the country according to

- No. 9 prospect in North Carolina according to SuperPrep

- Committed to NC State over North Carolina, Duke, and Wake Forest

Recruited By:

- Former Wolfpack Assistant Coach Joe Pate

2005 Outlook

Harris has a chance to have a big season next year. He will begin the year as the Wolfpack's starting center, a position he is very comfortable playing. Harris will be the key cog in NC State's offensive line, and if he stays healthy and the Wolfpack's line gels, look out because the potential is there for a high-powered offensive attack.

Recognition Potential

Harris is a two-time honorable mention All-ACC performer and there is no reason to think he can't become a first team All-ACC standout in 2005. He is already garnered heavy preseason attention and is considered one of the top returning offensive linemen in the country. With a healthy season, Harris could be one of the nation's best.

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