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Isaiah Harper
Player Profile:
Isaiah Harper 1804740
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 168
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
High School: Grassfield

2017: Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year ... Conference USA First-Team kick returner ... Eighth in FBS in kickoff return average at 29.1 yards per return ... Tied for third in FBS with three kickoff return touchdowns ... Led ODu with 39 receptions for 462 yards, both career highs ... Rushed 14 times for 59 yards ... Had one catch for 10 yards in the opener against Albany and rushed for five yards ... Returned a kickoff 100-yards for a touchdown against North Carolina, the lognest kickoff return in ODU history ... Also had one catch for 50 yards against the Tar Heels ... Caught four passes for 32 yards at No. 13 Virginia Tech ... Had four receptions for 32 yards against FAU ... Caught one pass for nine yards at Marshall ... Had four receptions for 55 yards against WKU ... Returned two kickoffs for touchdowns at North Texas ... His first one went for 97-yards, and the second was 98-yards ... His 235 kickoff return yards against NT are the most this season by an FBS player ... Had three catches for eight yards and one carry for 22 yards against the Mean Green ... Caught six passes for 46 yards against Charlotte ... Had three receptions for a career-high 103 yards at FIU, including a season-long 65-yard reception ... Caught four passes for 30 yards in the win over Rice ... Caught a career-best eight passes for 83 yards in the finale at Middle Tennessee.

2016: Played in all 13 games at wide receiver … Notched 14 receptions for 174 yards and a touchdown … Returned two kickoffs for 25 yards and a 12.5 yard average … Returned five punts for 52 yards … Averaged 10.4 yards per punt return with the longest a 39-yard return … Ran for two yards, caught a pass for six yards and returned a punt 39-yards against Hampton … Registered one catch for five yards at Appalachian State … Recorded a 25-yard kickoff return at NC State … Collected two receptions for 54 yards at Charlotte, including a career-long 45-yard 3rd-down conversion catch and his first career touchdown reception off a 9-yard pass from Washington … Had a reception for a one-yard loss against UMASS … Had one catch for 11 yards at Western Kentucky … Brought down one catch for 15 yards in the 38-14 win over Marshall … Played on special teams on the punt return unit against Southern Miss …  Hauled down four catches for 42 yards with a long of 16 and had a seven-yard punt return at Florida Atlantic … Had two receptions for 43 yards including a 40-yard long and a punt return for no gain against FIU in the regular season finale.

 

2015: Played 10 games on the year at wide receiver and also an integral part of special teams ... Had four catches for 28 yards ... Recorded four special teams tackles on the year ... Had two catches for 20 yards in the opener at Eastern Michigan. C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

 

2014: Redshirted ... Made Dean's List in the fall of 2014.

 

High School: Earned All-Region honors as both a running back and kick returner as a senior … Carried 138 times for 836 yards and 11 touchdowns … Was named Conference Co-MVP … Also earned All-757 honors … Returned kickoff 91-yards for a score against King's Fork … Named First-Team All-District as a junior … Rushed for 846 yards and five touchdowns and caught seven passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns … Had a kick return average of 31.3 and returned one for a touchdown … Also recorded 48 tackles and two interceptions.

 

PERSONAL: Son of Leroy Sr. and Linda Harper ... One brother, Leroy Jr., and two sisters, Defeyon and Rasheeda ... Majoring in psychology.

ISAIAH HARPER CAREER RECEIVING STATS

Year Games Receptions Yards TD's Long Avg.
2015 10 4 28 0 14 7.0
2016 13 14 174 1 45 12.4
2017 12 39 462 0 65 11.8
TOTAL 35 57 664 1 65

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ISAIAH HARPER CAREER KICK RETURN STATS

Year NO. Yards TD's Long Avg.
2015 0 0 0 0 0.0
2016 2 25 0 25 12.5
2017 24 698 3 100 29.1
TOTAL 26 723 3 100 27.8

ISAIAH HARPER CAREER RUSHING STATS

Year Games Attempts Yards TD's Long Avg.
2015 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
2016 13 2 2 0 9 1.0
2017 12 14 59 0 22 4.2
TOTAL 35 16 61 0 22 3.8

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