Fifteen student-athletes graduated with honors as 41 walked across the stage to earn their degrees from Western Carolina.
Nate Harris recaps the 2012 Scholarship Banquet
Nate Harris chatted with former teammates after practice
14 WCU seniors play in their final game at Whitmire Stadium
Senior Class Reflections
2010 (Junior): Played in all 11 games, twice appearing in the starting lineup in the backfield ... Named a team captain prior to the season ... Rushed 74 times for 342 yards with one rushing score coming at Furman ... Also caught four passes for 47 yards ... Compiled a career-high 75 yards rushing in the road win over The Citadel to garner the team's offensive MVP award ... Led the team with 32 kick returns for 642 yards, averaging 20.1 yards per return on the season ... Twice earned the squad's special teams MVP, doing so after averaging 9.4 yards per kick return against Chattanooga and amassing a career-high 240 all-purpose yards at Wofford ... Finished the year with a 93.7 all-purpose yard per game average and 31.1 offensive yards per contest ... Also recorded seven tackles including five solo stops on special teams.
2009 (Sophomore): Saw action in nine games, making his first career start against Furman ... Recorded rushes in all but four games ... Rushed 20 times for 86 yards, scoring his first career rushing touchdown against the Paladins ... Caught five passes for 61 yards out of the backfield including a career-long 34 yard pass-and-catch ... Also dropped back on kickoffs, returning nine kicks for 137 yards - an average of 15.2 yards per return - with a long return of 25 yards coming against Gardner-Webb ... Returned five kicks for a career single-game high 77 yards at Chattanooga ... Amassed a career-high 67 yards rushing against Furman, including a career-long rush of 20 yards ... In the 2010 WCU Spring Game, rushed six times for a game-high 34 yards including a 15-yard touchdown rush for the offense, adding one reception for three yards.
2008 (Freshman): Made the transistion from wide receiver to running back during the off-season, Spring 2009 ... Played in five games as a true freshman ... Caught two passes for 28 yards and his first collegiate touchdown, a 10-yard strike against The Citadel ... Rushed nine times for 44 yards, while also hauling in four passes for 26 yards out of the backfield in WCU's annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western: Was a two-time, All-Tri-8 Conference selection as a defensive back ... Was also a two-time, Academic All-conference selection ... Tallied 181 career tackles, including 88 solo stops with 14 career interceptions ... Also hauled in six passes for 114 yards and a touchdown, with 84 rushes for 1,425 yards and 16 scores in his senior season ... Garnered his team's MVP award in his final season ... As a sophomore, he tied the school record for interceptions in a single-season with seven picks, his career-best ... Also letterd in track & field his final three seasons as a prep.
Personal: Is the son of Charles and Maysa Harris ... Has two siblings, Christian and Nehemiah ... Was born in Silver Springs, Md.