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  Brigham Harwell
Brigham Harwell

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chino Hills, CA

High School:
Los Altos

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 280

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
09/02/1985

Experience:
4V

2008 - Starter in all 12 games ... Finished sixth on the team with 53 tackles and third with 6.0 tackles for loss ... Earned second-team All-Pac-10 Conference honors from the league's coaches ... On the watch list for the 2008 Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award ... Named first-team All-Pac-10 by Phil Steele College Football magazine and Rivals.com ... Recorded five tackles, including one for loss, in the opener against Tennessee ... Made a career-high eight tackles at BYU, including 0.5 for loss, and also broke up a pass ... Tied his career-best with eight stops against Arizona ... Added six tackles against Fresno State ... Had two tackles, including an eight-yard sack versus Washington State ... Made four tackles, including one for loss, at Oregon ... Made five tackles and recovered a fumble versus Stanford ... Made two stops at Cal ... Had six tackles against Oregon State, including 2.0 for loss, and forced a fumble ... Totaled two tackles, 0.5 for loss, at Washington ... Had four tackles at Arizona State ... Made one stop against USC.

2007 - Saw action in two games before suffering a knee injury ... Added to the 2007 Lombardi Award watch list just prior to the start of the season ... In the opener at Stanford, he made two solo tackles ... Made two tackles against BYU before leaving in the second quarter with a tear of his left medial collateral ligament ... Missed the final 11 games of the season and applied for a medical hardship waiver.

2006 - Started 12 of 13 games, coming off the bench against Rice ...Ranked fourth on the squad with 6.5 tackles for loss and finished the season with 31 tackles ... Started the opener against Utah and helped plug the middle on defense ... Came off the bench versus Rice ... Started at Washington and made four tackles (three solos) ... Had one tackle in start versus Stanford ... Started against Arizona and helped hold the Wildcats to minus-13 yards on the ground ... At Oregon, he made four tackles (two solos) ... Had three tackles at Notre Dame and broke up one pass ... Against Washington State, he made two tackles, both for loss ... At California, he had two tackles, including 0.5 for losses ... Against Oregon State, he made a career high-tying six tackles, including four solos ... Also recorded three tackles for loss (one sack) and forced one fumble ... Had two tackles, including one for loss, at Arizona State ... Against USC, he had three tackles and broke up a pass ... Combined with Chris Horton to stop USC on a first quarter fourth-down play to set the tone for the defense ... Had three tackles in the Emerald Bowl.

2005 - Harwell started 11 of 12 games, missing at Washington State due to a sprained ankle, and played in all 12 contests ... Made 35 tackles and ranked No. 1 among the defensive linemen ... His 11.5 tackles for losses ranked second on team ... Started at defensive tackle against San Diego State in the season opener and was credited with two tackles ... In his start against Rice, he made four tackles ... Versus Oklahoma, he was credited with four tackles, including his first career sack (11 yards) and two others for losses, and one pass break up ... His sack came on a third-and-goal situation just before the half and helped UCLA hold on to the halftime lead ... Versus Washington, he made three tackles, including two for losses ... Against California, he suffered a sprained right ankle in the first half after making one tackle and did not return ... Saw limited action at Washington State ... Started and broke up one pass versus Oregon State ... At Stanford, he made six solo tackles, including one sack and a second stop for loss ... At Arizona, he made three tackles, including one for loss ... Against Arizona State, he made five tackles, including one sack for eight yards ... Versus USC, he had three tackles, including one sack and 1.5 tackles for losses ... Made four solos, including one for loss, in the Sun Bowl against Northwestern. 2004 - Underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee on August 16 ... Saw limited action as a defensive end against Oklahoma State and was credited with two assists ... At Illinois, he made five tackles, including one for loss ... Came off the bench at Washington, but was not credited with a tackle ... Made one tackle off the bench versus San Diego State and saw limited action against Arizona ... Started at Cal and recorded five tackles ... Also started against Arizona State and Stanford ... Against Washington State, he started and scored UCLA's first touchdown of the game, recovering a fumble in the end zone ... Made three tackles vs. the Cougars ... Came off the bench at Oregon and made one tackle ... Came off the bench against USC and made three tackles, one for loss ... Added two tackles versus Wyoming ... On the year, he played in all 12 games, starting four ... Played at least 20 offensive snaps in six of the final seven games, including 59 at Arizona State ... He made 22 tackles, tied for fourth-most among defensive linemen, including 2.5 for losses.

HIGH SCHOOL - Played for coach Greg Gano at Los Altos HS in Hacienda Heights, CA ... Parade All-American ... Selected to the EA Sports All-America team ... PrepStar Dream Team (No. 19 defensive lineman) ... Ranked as the No. 8 defensive end in the nation by rivals.com ... Rated as the nation's No. 13 defensive end by Tom Lemming ... A Tom Lemming All-American ... Rated as the No. 21 prospect in the West by Tom Lemming ... SuperPrep All-American (No. 24 DL) ... Rated the No. 12 prospect in California by SuperPrep ... Five-star rush defensive end prospect by Max Emfinger ... No. 9 defensive end prospect by Max Emfinger ... No. 16 prospect in the West and No. 14 player in California by rivals.com ... Four-star prospect and ranked among the nation's top 100 prospects (No. 90) by rivals.com ... No. 10 defensive end in the nation and No. 97 prospect in the nation by collegefootballnews.com ... Member of the Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 ... First-team All-State (Cal-HiSports.com) ... Member of the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West team ... First-team All-CIF Southern Section ... First-team All-CIF Southern Section Division VI and Division VI Defensive Player of the Year ... Winner of the Los Angeles Times' Glenn Davis Award for Player of the Year ... Los Angeles Times' San Gabriel Valley Player of the Year ... Made 68.5 career sacks, tied for the school record ... Of his 293 tackles, 113 were for losses ... As a senior, he led his high school team to its second straight CIF-SS Div. VI championship over Orange Lutheran ... Credited with 13 tackles, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble in the title game ... As a senior, he made 112 tackles, including 22 sacks and 48 tackles for losses ... Forced seven fumbles and recovered three ... Defensive MVP of the California team in the CaliFlorida Bowl game.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Brigham N. Harwell ... Born: September 2, 1985 in Houston, TX ... Guardians: Joe Williams and Jamila Williams ... Has six brothers -- Brent, Byron, David, Joe, Daydrain and Damond, and two sisters -- Virginia and Marie ... Patterns his style of play after NFL star Terrell Suggs ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as winning back-to-back CIF titles ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2007 and Winter 2008 (4.0) ... History major.

Varsity Statistics - B. Harwell
Tackles

Year

TT

T-AT

Sacks

TFL

INT

2004

22

16-6

0-0

2.5-7

0-0

2005

35

26-9

4.0-25

11.5-43

0-0

2006

31

17-14

1.0-1

6.5-14

0-0

2007

4

2-2

0-0

0-0

0-0

2008

53

32-21

1.0-8

6.0-21

0-0

Totals

145

93-52

6.0-34

26.5-85

0-0

Career Highs
Tackles: 8 vs. Arizona, 2008; at BYU, 2008
Tackles for Loss: 3 vs. Oregon State, 2006, vs. Oklahoma, 2005
Sacks: 1 vs. multiple teams, last vs. Washington State, 2008


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