|Height: 6.04||Born: Houston, TX|
|Weight: 308||College: Colorado|
|Birthdate: 1984-11-18||Years: 4 CGY / 4 CFL|
|Status: Import||Games Played: 40|
The Stamps signed Harrison as a free agent on Apr. 15, 2010. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs in 2008. Harrison was released at the end of training camp that year but shortly thereafter was signed to the Chiefs’ practice roster.
Harrison began the season on the nine-game injured list. He was first activated for Game 10 and played nine games and started in the Western Final.
Harrison made eight regular-season starts at left tackle. He missed several games mid-season with a knee injury. He returned to start the final two games of the regular season and then two playoffs games and the Grey Cup. Harrison was part of an offensive line that helped pave the way for running back Jon Cornish to become the league’s leading rusher (1,457 yards), allowed the Stamps to finish with the most rushing touchdowns on the season (20) and gave up the second-fewest quarterback sacks in the league (34).
After starting the season on the injury list, Harrison returned for the Stamps’ 10th game of the season and started the final nine games. Playing the all-important left tackle position, Harrison contributed to a unit that relinquished the third fewest sacks (34) in the league, had the most rushing first downs (156), the second most rushing yards (2,244), and the second most net yards (6,954).
Harrison made 15 regular-season starts at right tackle and was the Stampeders’ nominee for the CFL’s rookie of the year. He won the job as starting right tackle in training camp and played every game until an injury sidelined him for Week 17. Harrison missed three weeks but returned to the starting lineup for the West final. Harrison and his offensive-line colleagues contributed to a Stamps offence that led the league in rushing yards per game (145.4), rushing first downs (162) and allowed the second fewest sacks (30).
Harrison played four seasons at the University of Colorado and made a total of 29 starts. In 2007 during his senior campaign, he started at both right tackle and right guard and was an honourable mention on the All-Big 12 team. He was named the offensive line’s winner of the Iron Buffalo Award for his hard work and dedication in the weight room.
His grandfather Cal Jones won the Outland Trophy as the top interior lineman in U.S. college football in 1955 and played for the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1956. He was one of five players who was killed in a plane crash on their way home from the 1956 East-West All-Star game. In 2012, Harrison changed his jersey number to 62 to honour his grandfather who wore that number in both college and the CFL. Edwin helped tell his grandfather’s story as part of TSN’s 2012 documentary series Engraved on a Nation. Harrison is an alumnus of Westbury High School in Houston. Over three years as a starter at offensive tackle, he allowed just one sack and was called for only two penalties. He also competed in shot put. He majored in Communication at Colorado and was a member of the National Honour Society, the English Honour Society, the French Honour Society and belonged to the National Science Scholars.