Harkey to play in East/West Shrine Game; Dye & Embree to play in NFLPA Game
Players were honored on Monday evening in the annual football banquet
Kickoff is set for 4:35 and will be televised on Versus
UCLA - Cory started in parts of all four seasons and finished his career with 26 straight starting assignments ... A powerful all-around athlete who is one of the best blocking tight ends in the game.
2011 - Started in all 14 games ... Extremely effective blocking tight end ... Caught his only pass of the season at Stanford (10 yds) ... Received the Jerry Long "Heart" Award and the Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior of the Year by the coaching staff at the annual team banquet.
2010 - Started all 12 games and ranked fifth on squad with 14 receptions ... His 35-yard catch-and-run at Kansas State set up touchdown that brought the Bruins to within two points (24-22) with 1:19 remaining in the contest ... Did not make a catch versus Stanford ... One catch (8) against Houston ... Started at Texas and blocked well ... Started and made one reception (15) versus Washington State ... One reception (8) at Cal ... Caught career-best four balls at Oregon (22) ... One catch versus Arizona (7) ... Made 12-yard reception on a shovel pass against Oregon State ... One catch (5) at Washington ... Started, but did not have a reception at Arizona State ... Three catches (28) against USC.
2009 - Appeared in all 13 games and made four starts ... Starter in opener against San Diego St., (double tight end formation), and made one catch (one yard) ... Off the bench at Tennessee and made two receptions(18), one for 14 yards on opening field goal drive ... One catch(10) versus Kansas St. ... Started in double tight end formation at Stanford and made three catches(11) ... Did not make a reception versus Oregon, Cal or Arizona ... Started versus Arizona in two tight end set and played at Oregon St. ... Made diving reception on fourth-and-goal from the one for UCLA's first touchdown against Washington ... Started in double tight end formation at Washington St. ... Also saw action against Arizona St., at USC and in bowl win over Temple.
2008 - Appeared in all 12 games with seven starts ... Saw first career action in season-opener against Tennessee, but did not make a catch ... Made first start at BYU and made two receptions (17), long of 13 ... Started against Arizona and made a 10-yard reception ... Saw action on special teams against Fresno St. ... Saw limited action versus WSU and Oregon ... Started against Stanford and made the game-winning touchdown reception on a seven-yard pass play with 10 seconds remaining ... Started at Cal and versus Oregon St., but did not make a catch ... Started at Washington and made one grab (6) ... Played off the bench at Arizona St. ... Started against USC, but did not make a catch.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three seasons at Chino Hills, CA HS ... Ranked as the No. 10 tight end by ESPN ... Earned three stars from rivals.com ... Earned three stars from scout.com ... Named to CIF-Southern Section Inland Division team on defense ... Named first-team all-league for three straight seasons ... As a senior, he made 30 receptions for 473 yards and three touchdowns ... On defense, he made 38 tackles, including 6.5 sacks, as a defensive end ... As a junior, he caught 21 passes for 329 yards and four scores on offense and made 51 tackles, including 6.5 sacks ... As a sophomore, he caught 13 passes for 165 yards and three touchdowns ... Also lettered four seasons in basketball ... Named basketball MVP of the Sierra League in 2007-08 ... Named first-team in basketball after his sophomore and junior years ... Selected All-Inland Valley and first-team All-CIF in basketball following his senior season.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Cory Nicholas Harkey ... Born: June 17, 1990 in Chicago, IL ... Parents: Michael and Nikki Harkey ... Has one sister, Miani, and one brother, Tony ... Dad is in his fourth season as the bullpen coach of the New York Yankees and played MLB baseball from 1988-1997 for the Cubs, Rockies, A's, Angels (1995) and Dodgers (1997) ... Dad was named Sporting News' NL Rookie of the Year in 1990 ... Brother was on the baseball team at Cal State Fullerton and Concordia University ... Lists biggest thrill in sports as receiving a scholarship offer from UCLA ... NFL star Tony Gonzalez is athlete he admires the most ... Enjoys spending time with friends ... History major.
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