UD Football BIO
4 Jerel Harrison

Suspended from University after being charged with assault against a teammate during preseason camp in August, 2015 • had been selected to College Sports Madness pre-season All-CAA 2nd team • three-year letterwinner who appeared in 34 career games with 25 starts • for his career caught 81 passes for 993 yards and eight touchdowns with a 12.2-yard average • also ran for 258 yards on 32 carries (7.6 avg.), averaged 17.3 yards on three kickoffs, and recorded 12 tackles on special teams.

Performed at a high level for the Blue Hens once again as a junior wideout • played in 11 games with 10 starts, missing only the Rhode Island game due to an injury • showed his versatility again catching the ball, running out of the backfield, and returning kicks • team's fourth leading receiver with 31 receptions for 488 yards and four touchdowns and his 15.7-yard average led the team and ranked No. 3 among all receivers in the CAA with 10 or more receptions • carried 14 times for 60 yards and returned three kickoffs for a 17.3 average • ranked fourth on the team with 590 all-purpose yards • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week vs. James Madison and William & Mary • had his best game in CAA win at James Madison as he caught four passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns, including an 86-yard catch and run with with 1:37 left in regulation that broke a tie game and a four-yard touchdown reception in overtime that sealed the win • 86-yard pass play was the longest of the season for Delaware and the third longest in school history (longest pass play since 1998) • also had six catches for 90 yards and a 31-yard touchdown catch vs. William & Mary and hauled in four passes for 85 yards against New Hampshire • caught his fourth touchdown pass of the season on a 16-yarder vs. Albany • gained season-high 15 yards rushing on three carries vs. Elon • had season-long 23-yard kickoff return vs. Elon.

Enjoyed his best season for the Blue Hens as a sophomore • proved to be one of the team's most reliable wideouts and all-purpose threats • started all 12 games at the A receiver spot and was the team's No. 4 leading receiver • caught 36 passes for 350 yards (9.7 avg.) and one touchdown • had his best career game in comeback win over Towson when he registered career-highs with 12 receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown vs. the Tigers • 12 receptions was the fifth best single game mark in Delaware history • also had six catches for 99 yards in win over James Madison, caught four passes for 34 yards vs. Navy, and hauled in four passes for 36 yards against William & Mary • was also dangerous as a runner as he carried 18 times for 208 yards and one touchdown • had career-long 50-yard run for a touchdown in season finale vs. Villanova • also rushed for 40 yards on the ground vs. Jacksonville and 34 more vs. Towson • ranked fourth on the team with 558 all-purpose yards, averaging 10.3 yards every time he touched the ball • also was a standout on special teams and recorded eight tackles on the season • had season-high two tackles each vs. Delaware State and James Madison • earned CAA Academic Honor Roll honors.

Made an immediate impact as a redshirt freshman as a key member of the Delaware passing game • played in all 11 games and started contests vs. William & Mary, Old Dominion, and Villanova • ranked sixth on the team in receiving, hauling in 14 passes for 155 yards and three touchdowns • his 11.1 yard average per catch ranked No. 2 on the team among those who caught 10 or more passes • was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week in early season win over Delaware State as he caught three passes for 32 yards and two touchdowns • had season-highs of four receptions and 57 yards vs. Towson, including a 19-yard scoring pass from Trent Hurley in the first half • also caught two passes for 22 yards vs. Bucknell and two for 10 yards vs. Maine • recorded tackles against William & Mary, Old Dominion, and Richmond.

Did not see action and retained freshman eligibility • enrolled at Delaware during Winter Session (2012) and took part in spring drills • originally signed with Hens' CAA rival Richmond but changed his mind due to a coaching change.

Played wide receiver and defensive back for head coach Stu Brown at Varina High School • finished high school career in 2009 and graduated from high school in 2010 • lettered for three seasons in football and basketball and one year in track and field • earned first team all-district and second team all-region honors as a senior in 2009 • earned second team all-district laurels as a junior in 2008 • team went 11-1 and captured district and regional championships his senior year • earned all-academic honors from school for each sport.

Jerel ("juh-rell") A. Harrison • born June 24, 1992 • son of Terri Harrison and the late Jerome Harrison • honor student as a history major at Delaware with a minor in restaurant management.


Year G/S Rec Att.
2014 11/10 31 488 15.7 4 86
2013 12/12 36 350
1 42
2012 11/3 14 155 11.1 3 24
TOTALS 34/25 81 993 12.2 8 86


Year G/S Rush Att. Yards
TD Long
2014 11/10 14 50 3.6 0 10
2013 12/12 18 208
1 50
2012 11/3 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 34/25 32 258
7.6 1 50
Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
2014 11/10 1(1) 0/0 0/0 0/0
2013 12/12 8 (4) 0/0
2012 11/3 3 (2) 0/0 0/1 0/0
TOTALS 34/25 12 (7)

Receptions: 12 vs. Towson, 2013
Receiving Yards: 109 vs. Towson, 2013
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Delaware State, 2012

Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
High School: Varina
Major: History
Experience: 2 Letters
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