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  Jason Harrison
Jason Harrison

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, CA

High School:
Gunderson

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200

Position:
TB

Birthdate:
01/31/1983

Experience:
3V

UCLA -- Jason will be attempting to earn a spot in the tailback rotation after missing the entire 2003 season due to a severe knee injury ... He tore two knee ligaments against Washington State in the 2002 regular-season finale (Dec. 7) and had them repaired in separate surgeries ... He spent all of 2003 working on his rehabilitation and was practicing at full speed prior to the Silicon Valley Classic ... Pound for pound, he is one of the toughest competitors on the team because of his mental toughness ... Competes hard every practice ... He possesses good quickness and very powerful legs and produced some good runs during the 2002 season.

2003 -- Did not see action after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his knee which was injured against Washington State in the 2002 regular-season finale.

2002 -- On the year, appeared in 12 games prior to his injury ... He rushed for 47 yards on 12 carries, caught six passes for 59 yards and returned nine kickoffs for 211 yards (23.4 average) ... Jason made his first collegiate carry at Oklahoma State and gained a yard ... In the Colorado game, he caught one pass for 17 yards and carried once for five yards ... Had 25 yards on seven attempts in the game at San Diego State ... At Oregon State, Harrison had an eight-yard reception and a 17-yard kickoff return ... He caught a pass for eight yards against Oregon ... At California, he had a catch-and-run for 25 yards ... He returned a kickoff for 46 yards in the Stanford game ... At Washington, Harrison ran once for nine yards and caught one pass (-2 yards) ... He had seven yards on two carries at Arizona ... He was injured in the Washington State game, tearing two knee ligaments.

2001 -- Did not see action in his first year in the program and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Earned three letters for coach Chris Bolding at Gunderson High in San Jose, CA ... PrepStar All-American (No. 6 `athlete' in West) ... SuperPrep All-American (No. 22 running back) ... SuperPrep All-Far West/California (No. 11 prospect) ... Rated nation's No. 37 running back by rivals.com ... Tom Lemming All-West (No. 36 prospect) ... All-State honorable mention (Cal-Hi Sports) ... Las Vegas Sun Super 11 honorable mention ... Member of Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West (eight votes) ... Named to the first-team Mercury News All-Section team ... In 10 games, rushed for 1,787 yards and 23 touchdowns ... Averaged 8.8 yards on his 204 attempts ... Scored a school record 144 points as a senior ... Rushed for 3,878 yards on 431 carries and scored 44 touchdowns in his prep career ... Totaled 294 points in his career ... Set a single-game school record with 351 yards ... Scored seven touchdowns in one game ... Named team Most Valuable Player after both his senior and junior seasons ... Selected Blossom Valley Athletic League Offensive Player of the Year all three seasons ... Also returned three kickoffs and three punts for touchdowns during his career ... Selected to play in the California/Texas Shrine game ... Pre-season PrepStar Super 30 All-West ... Pre-season SuperPrep All-American (No. 10 running back in nation and No. 8 prospect in Far West) ... In 1999, he rushed for 1,487 yards and 16 touchdowns ... Made three interceptions on defense ... Scored four touchdowns on kick returns ... Also lettered in track (coach McVey) and basketball (coach Te) ... Averaged 14 points and four assists per game.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Jason Antoine Harrison ... Born: January 31, 1983 in Santa Clara, CA ... Parents: Ronald and Desiree Gezzi... Has two brothers, Louis and Ron, and one sister, Danielle ... Patterns his style of play after a combination of NFL running back stars Terrell Davis and Gale Sayers ... Hobbies include reading magazines and playing video games ... Lists Math as his favorite class ... History major.

Varsity Statistics - J. Harrison
Rushing

Year

TCB

Yds

YL

Net

Avg

TD

Lg

2002

12

47

0

47

3.9

0

9

Kickoff Returns

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2002

9

211

23.4

0

46

Career Highs
Rushing: 25 vs. SDSU, 2002
Carries: 7 vs. SDSU, 2002


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