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Edwin Harrison

Edwin Harrison

#62 OL
Height: 6.04Born: Houston, TX
Weight: 291College: Colorado
Birthdate: 1984-11-18Years: 5 CGY / 5 CFL
Status: International
 

Pro path

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.

2014

Harrison played four games (three starts). He was on the reserve list for 12 games (2 - 6, 9, 12 - 14 and 16 - 18) and the one-game injury list for Game 15. He was on the reserve list for the post-season.

2013

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.

2012

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).

2011

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).

2010

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).

Career highlights

  • Made his CFL debut on July 1, 2010, as the starter at right tackle
  • Played 15 regular-season games during 2010, his rookie season, and was a starter in each of those contests
  • Calgary’s nominee for Most Outstanding Rookie award in 2010
  • Starter on the Stamps offensive line during the 2012 Grey Cup

College

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.

Notable

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.

 

 
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