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“Under The Dome” – B.C. Lions RB Andrew Harris in the spotlight

The Running Man

C’mon and roar you Lions roar
Thats what a Lions roar is for
From the mountains to the sea
You are the pride of all BC
RAH RAH!
So buckle down and play the game You’ll lead us on to football fame
We love the L
The I The O, N, S
C’mon and roar you Lions
Roar you Lions Roar you Lions roar
RAH RAH RAH!

The reigning Grey Cup Most Outstanding Canadian, BC Lions running back, Andrew Harris has quickly seen his playing time launch from a member of the special team unit into a full time starter in only three years.

Following an unconventional path through the Canadian Junior Football League, Harris saw his first action with the Leos as a member of the select group in 2010.

Proving that he deserved more, Harris found himself in a more prominent role backing up fellow running back Tim Brown for the first half of the 2011 season.

Not quite content with his status and taking advantage of opportunity given, Harris moved into a starting role alongside Brown to help lead the Lions to the Western Division and eventually the 6th Grey Cup in team history.

Starting the 2012 season fully embedded in the starting lineup, Harris has not disappointed.

Andrew Harris

Harris has proved to be the present and the future for the club at running back.

With the Lions currently in a three way battle for first place in the West, the Winnipeg native sits just 25 yards being the rushing/receiving leader Brandon Whitaker (Montreal Alouettes, 653 yards).

Often leading the team in rushing yards, including a career best 147 yards in the second game of the season against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Harris also sits on top of the charts in touchdowns with four on the season, including two in the Lions recent 34-8 thumping of  the Calgary Stampeders.

This coming one week after posting a season high 120 receiving yards on 11 catches the week prior in a 27-14 loss to the Edmonton Eskimos.

While his road to the Lions starting lineup was far from the norm, Harris has proved to be the present and the future for the club at running back.

Heck, throw him in as a wide receiver, slotback, defensive safety or kick returner, all of which Harris played early in his career for the Lions.

There is no doubt that he will find a way to succeed and impact the game…he just might take a different approach to getting there.

ANDREW HARRIS PROFILE:

Jersey:  #33
Position:  Running Back
Height:  5’11″
Weight:  202lbs
Birthdate:  April 24, 1987
Birthplace:  Winnipeg, Manitoba
Drafted:  Territorial exemption, signed in 2009

2012 STAT LINE:

5 GAMES, 29 RECEPTIONS, 277 YARDS, 47RUSHES, 351 YARDS, 4 TOUCHDOWNS



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