Eric Harper

Eric Harper

Player Profile

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Boca Raton, FL

High School:
Pope John Paul

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 228

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
08/31/1981

Major:
Business/Marketing

2003: Returned to anchor the starting fullback spot...played in every game and ended his junior campaign with a 6.5 all purpose yards average per game and a 6.8 aver per catch...had catches in nine games with his best outing coming against Valdosta State, a game he caught three passes for 16 yards...his season long reception was 20 yards versus Siena.

2002: Entered camp with the opportunity to move up the depth chart quickly...used size and knowledge to hold the spot...improved with every game...had 11 carries for a total of 30 yards...used his freshman season's experience as a tight end to aid his effort as a receiver...longest run was eight yards against James Madison...had two games with more than 50-yards received...his single game high was 54 yards agianst Nicholls State, which included a 36-yard reception...recorded his first collegiate TD agianst FIU, a six yard run with 9:41 remaining in the half...also saw time on special teams where he recorded on tackle against Youngstown State.

2001: Played in nine of the team's 10 games...made the transition from tight end to running back at the end of two-a-days...used mostly as a blocker.

2000: Proved his potential by using his size and ability...made great improvements from fall to spring.

High School: Played for Terry Gough at Pope John Paul II High School...earned first-team All-Conference and first team All-Area...as a senior picked up 12 catches for 212 yards...two-sport athlete (football and baseball).

Personal: Business/Marketing major...son of Dennis and Cindy Harper...born August 31, 1981 in Hollywood, FL.

FAU Career Rushing Stats
YearGMSATTYDsAvgLGTD
20021111332.781
20031442.540
Totals2514352.381

FAU Career Receiving Stats
YearGMSRECYdsAvgLGTD
2002111214612.2360
20031413896.8200
Totals25252359.4360

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