On Harris: Fourth-year junior quarterback who continues to work behind Maryland's first wave of quarterbacks … saw brief time during 1999 fall as a practice squad fullback … has a strong arm and a quick release.
1999: Was shifted to fullback early in the season … saw action in two games (Western Carolina, West Virginia) … did not record any statistics.
1998: Did not see playing time, though did travel occasionally as a reserve quarterback.
1997: Redshirt season.
High School: Graduated from Tallwood High School in 1997 ... ended his career as the school's single-season and career passing-yardage leader ... threw for 2,785 yards and 22 touchdowns during his career, including more than 700 yards as a senior ... led his high school team to three consecutive playoff appearances ... also lettered in basketball, baseball and track.
Personal: Gilbert Lawrence Harris … born Sept. 10, 1978 ... son of Blanche and Gilbert Harris ... majoring in communications.
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