Running Back
Height 6'2"
Weight 210
Year First Year
Hometown Santa Barbara, Calif.
High School Bishop Garcia H.S.
Major Engineering
Experience High School
School: SEAS
Birthdate September 10, 1999




A 2018 graduate of Bishop Diego High School in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he played four years of varsity football for Head Coach Tom Crawford … Named the CIF-SS Division 6 Football Offensive Player of the Year … Named Tri-Valley League Offensive Most Valuable Player as a running back following his senior season … Named to the Cal Hi Sports All-State sophomore team … Four-time Tri-Valley All-League First Team … Four-time All-City/All-County pick … Two-time team captain … In four-year career, rushed for over 5,100 yards … Saw action as a running back, safety and defensive end over his four-year high school career … Rushed for a school-record 2,263 yards and set a school and Santa Barbara County record with 36 rushing touchdowns as a senior … Averaged over 150 rushing yards per game and 10.9 yards per attempt … Led the Cardinals to a 15-1 record, CIF Division 3-2A state title game appearance, CIF Southern Section Division 6 title and So Cal CIF 3-2A Regional titles as a senior … Ran for 146 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns in Bishop Garcia Diego’s 41-6 state title win over Redding Shasta … Rushed for 201 yards and four touchdowns and added two sacks in CIF SoCal Regional win over Quartz Hill … Named SBCC Athlete of the Week after rushing for a career-high 319 yards and scoring runs of 80, 58 and 58 yards in a win over Saugus … Led the Cardinals to a 7-4 record and the CIF Division 3-2A state championship as a junior … Averaged 8.2 yards per carry and finished with 1,495 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on 160 carries as a junior … Also ran for a season-long 90-yard touchdown run … Rushed for 620 yards and 12 touchdowns (9.8 yards per carry) and registered 210 yards receiving on offense and totaled 55 tackles and two sacks on defense … Helped lead the Cardinals to a 12-1 record as a sophomore … Named to the All-City team as a freshman defensive lineman … During his first season, made 60 tackles (41 solo) and finished with five sacks and two fumble recoveries including one for a 44-yard touchdown on defense and also rushed for 748 yards (10.2 yards per carry) as a freshman … Rated a two-star recruit by … All-around, five-sport athlete who earned 10 total letters and competed in basketball (two years), soccer, track and field and volleyball … Also earned All-League honors in soccer and volleyball … Ran a 12.17 100-yard meter in track and field as a freshman … Named volleyball team captain as a senior … Named BDHS Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Selected as a Junior Marshall (top-10 in class) and involved in National Honor Society … Involved in community service as Vice President of Youth for Direct Relief at BDHS.




Born John Russell Harris on September 10, 1999 in Iowa City, Iowa … Son of Courtney and Janet Harris … Has six siblings: Cam, Lauren, Tess, Greg, Mary and James … Mother was an All-State basketball player in Iowa … Father is a retired surgeon … Great grandfather Russell Harris played tennis at Southern California … Has 11 uncles and one aunt on his mother’s side … Nickname is Johnny … Hobbies and interests include movies and going to the beach … If he could travel back in time, he would go to the Cretaceous period … Interning with Tremblay Financial Advisors prior to his first-year at Columbia … Selected Columbia because of the coaching staff, football program’s rise, academic environment and student body that Columbia is known for … Chose Columbia over offers from Cal Poly, Harvard, Yale and UC Davis … Enrolled at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and intends to major in Biomedical Engineering … Future plans include medical school.





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