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Maurice Harley
Player Profile:
Maurice Harley 1871957
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Upper Marlboro, Md.
High School: St. John's College HS
Major: Health Behavior Science
Experience: 3 Letters

Fourth-year member of the squad • solid contributor throughout career as a safety, linebacker, and special teams player • will enter season projected to backup Anthony Jackson at the outside linebacker (Bandit) position • three-year letterwinne who has appeared in 32 career games and recorded 20 tackles • physical player who likes to run and hit and has a great presence on the field • solid tackler who can cause turnovers.

Earned third letter as a backup linebacker and safety and special teams player • played in all 11 games and recorded 11 tackles, including five solo stops • matched a career-high with a season-high three tackles in season finale vs. Villanova • recorded a tackle and recovered a fumble in the season opener against Delaware State • part of defense that ranked No. 6 in the Colonial Athletic Association in passing defense (181.5 yards per game) and total defense (349.7) • had one tackle in the Blue-White spring game in May.

Played a key backup role in secondary and on special teams as a sophomore • saw action in nine games • missed Lafayette and Villanova games early in the season with injuries • collected four tackles, including three solo stops • forced a fumble vs. New Hampshire • part of
a unit that ranked No. 5 in the Colonial Athletic Association and 24th in the NCAA in total defense (329.2) and was No. 3 in scoring defense (20.5/22nd in NCAA) • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week vs. New Hampshire.

One of seven true freshmen to see action on defense for the Blue Hens and joined cornerback Malcolm Brown as the only defensive backs in that group • played in all 12 games as a backup safety and special teams performer • injured early in the season finale vs. Villanova and did not return • recorded five tackles on the season • made season-high three stops in win at Albany and added one each vs. Elon and William & Mary.

Two-time WCAC all-conference performer on defense at St. John's College High School • played for head coach Joseph Patterson • team captain • earned team's Mush Dubofsky Award as the player who made the largest contribution to the team during his career • earned team's Hardest Hitter Award • recorded 96 tackles to go with 17 tackles for loss, seven sacks, three forced fumbles, and one interception as a senior in 2013 • distinguished honor roll student.

Maurice Malik "Mo" Harley • born March 1, 1996 • health behavior science major at Delaware with a minor in health, physical activity, and disabilities • son of Maurice Harley and Ramona Burton • has two younger siblings • plays the trumpet • has met President Barack Obama and had him sign a basketball.


Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
2016 11/0 11 (5) 0--0/0-0 0/0 0/0
2015 9/0 4 (3) 0-0 / 0-0 0/1 0/0
2014 12/0 5 (1)
0-0 / 0-0
0/0 0/0
Totals 32/0 20 (9)
0-0 / 0-0

Tackles: 3 vs. Albany, 2014; vs. Villanova, 2016


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