An athletic five-year player who spent his senior season as the starting defensive end ... possesses excellent speed ... saw time at DE and LEO, a hybrid defensive end/linebacker position, as a junior and senior ... played in 29 career games with 14 starts.
As a Senior (2009): Started all 12 games at defensive end ... his 28 tackles were tops among Maryland defensive linemen ... recorded two stops against MTSU (9/19) and California (9/5) ... had four tackles against Rutgers (9/26) ... made two stops against Virginia (10/17), combining on a sack with Alex Wujciak ... made his first solo sack of the season against NC State (11/7) and finished the game with three tackles ... recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown against Virginia Tech (11/14) ... also recorded three stops and the first PBU of his career vs. the Hokies ... the fumble return for a score was the first for the Terps since 2005 (20 yards by Josh Wilson at Wake Forest, 9/24) ... notched a career-best seven tackles in the regular-season finale vs. Boston College (11/28).
As a Junior (2008): Played in all 13 games at defensive end, including two starts ... ranked tied for fifth on the team in TFLs (5.0) ... notched the third-best 40-yard dash time (4.69) in school history (among d-linemen) in spring testing ... recorded his first career stop and TFL against MTSU (9/6) ... notched his first career sack in the second quarter vs. Cal (9/13) ... added one-half TFL apiece vs. Eastern Michigan (9/20) and at Clemson (9/27) ... also credited with his first career forced fumble against the Tigers ... posted a season-high four stops vs. Virginia (10/4) ... earned his first career start vs. Wake Forest (10/18) ... recorded a sack for a loss of five yards vs. North Carolina (11/15) ... earned his second career start vs. Nevada in the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl (12/30).
As a Sophomore (2007): Played in four games as a reserve at LEO ... saw action vs. Villanova, Virginia, Clemson and UNC ... did not record any statistics on the season.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2006): Did not see game action ... served as a reserve at LEO.
As a Freshman (2005): Redshirt season ... defensive scout team player of the year ... named scout team player of the week for his work in practice leading up to the Navy, Virginia and North Carolina games.
At Tabor Academy: A two-year starter at defensive end, but also played tight end and some wide receiver ... recorded 65 tackles, including four sacks, and batted down three passes his senior year ... posted 70 tackles, eight sacks and recovered a fumble while catching seven passes for 159 yards as a junior ... had eight career receiving touchdowns ... an All-East region selection by PrepStar ... an All-New England region pick by SuperPrep ... the second-rated player overall in the state of Massachussetts and the No. 35 defensive end nationally by Rivals.com ... ranked as the 22nd-best tight end in the country by ESPN.com's Tom Lemming ... lettered two years in track and hockey ... spent his first two years of high school at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass. ... an AAU All-American javelin thrower with a personal best of 183 feet ... also played hockey ... also recruited by North Carolina, Notre Dame, Purdue and Syracuse ... coached by Bill Hrasky.
Personal: Born April 8, 1986 ... parents are Dana and Michelle Harrell ... father played halfback at Syracuse in the early `70s ... graduated in May 2009 with a degree in African-American studies ... last name is pronounced "huh-RELL."
Harrell's Career Statistics
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks FC FR PBU Int. 2007 4-0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0 2008 13-2 8 9 17 5.0-28 2.0-15 1 0 0 0-0 2009 12-12 9 19 28 2.0-6 1.5-5 0 1 1 0-0 Career 29-14 17 28 45 7.0-34 3.5-20 1 1 1 0-0