NMSU Football BIO
18 A.J. Harris

2007 (Junior): Harris played in 12 games for the Aggies in 2007, leading the team in receiving. On the season, Harris caught 81 passes for 611 yards and two touchdowns. He also became the school’s all-time leader in receptions with his 11th catch against Utah State (11/17) breaking a 10-year mark set by Duane Gregory. He finished the game against Utah State with 12 catches for 68 yards and now has 191 receptions in his career. He also moved into fifth all-time in reception yards (1,848) and eighth in touchdown receptions (13). Against New Mexico (9/8) Harris recorded 10 receptions for 61 yards, followed by a seven reception game against UTEP (9/15). Harris had a career night on national television against Nevada (11/2), grabbing 11 receptions for 130 and two touchdowns. It was his first career 100-yard receiving game and his only two touchdown catches of the season. He then tallied a career-high 12 receptions against Utah State. In the Aggies’ final game of the season, Harris grabbed eight receptions for 86 yards. His 81 receptions on the season put him third all-time in pass receptions in a single season and third in receptions per game with 6.8. Harris finished sixth in the WAC receptions per game.


2006 (Sophomore): Harris played in all 12 games for the Aggies at wide receiver in 2006, logging 71 catches for 789 yards, seven touchdowns and 817 all-purpose yards. His 5.9 receptions per game ranked him 15th in the nation and his 65.7 receiving yards per game ranked him 55th in the country. Harris currently ranks 8th all-time in receptions for a career with 110. Harris’ best game of the season came against UTEP (9/30) as he grabbed a career-high 10 catches for another career-high 129 yards and a touchdown. He also recorded three games with seven reception against New Mexico (9/9), Idaho (10/7), Fresno State (11/11) and Louisiana Tech (12/2). Over the last three games of the season, Harris caught 19 passing for 191 yards and three touchdowns. Against New Mexico (9/9) he caught seven passes for 80 yards. Following his stellar performance at UTEP, Harris had a solid outing with seven catches for 97 yards and a touchdown versus Idaho (10/7). Against Nevada (10/28) Harris recorded a career-long 67 yard reception for a touchdown on a third and one pass from Chase Holbrook. His seven receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown against Fresno State (11/11) was the third time that season, Harris record 90 yards or more receiving. Versus Louisiana Tech (12/2) Harris caught seven passes for 86 yards and a touchdown, while recorded his longest rush of the season of 21 yards on a reverse. He tallied six games on the season where he recorded over 79 yards receiving or more. Harris was also second on the team n scoring with 44 points. He also returned two kick-offs on the season.


2005 (Freshman): Harris was the Aggies second leading receiver in 2005 with 39 catches for 448 yards and four touchdowns. Harris caught a career-high six passes for 91 yards against Fresno State (10/8), while recording a career-high three touchdown catches for 103 yards versus Nevada (11/12). Harris also returned two kickoffs for 16 yards on the season. Versus San Jose State (11/19), Harris caught a career-high nine passes for 94 yards. He also recorded a career-long reception of 48 yards. Against Hawai’i (10/15) he recorded his only rush of the season an 18-yard scamper. His first career touchdown came against Fresno State on a 3-yard pass from Royal Gill.


High School:  Harris started for two seasons at Redemptorist, including his junior season when the Wolves won the 2003 Class 4A state championship with a 14-1 record. Harris earned second team All-District 7-4A honors on both offense and defense as a senior. He caught 25 passes for 508 yards and six touchdowns as a senior for the district champion Wolves.


Personal: Aron Jerrell Harris was born in East Baton Rouge, La. and is the son of Byron and Darlene Harris. He has not decided on a major at New Mexcio State University.         

Position: Wide Receiver
Other Position: DB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
City/State: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: Redemptorist HS
Experience: High School

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