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14 Antonio Harper

2012 Second Team All-OVC Defense
2011 Second Team All-OVC Defense

Major: Arts & Sciences

2012 - Redshirt Junior Season

Played in all 10 games for the Tigers, starting all but the season finale at UT Martin... Made 21 solo tackles and assisted on 15 for a total of 36 stops... Recorded 6.5 tackles for loss... Had four sacks including two against Jackson State (9/8)... Forced a fumple against the Tigers... Picked off a pass versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9/29)... Hurried the quarterback three times and broke up three passes... Blocked a kick at Bethune-Cookman (9/22)

2011 - Redshirt Sophomore Season

Started in all 11 contests for the Big Blue...Was fifth on the team with 44 tackles and led TSU with 9.0 tackles-for-loss...Also led the Tigers with 6.5 sacks...Registered one quarterback hurry and forced two fumbles...Had a career-high nine tackles in the win over nationally-ranked Tennessee Tech (Oct. 15)...Tied a career-high with four tackles-for-loss in the contest against the Golden Eagles, while notching 2.5 sacks for a loss of 17 yards...Earned two OVC Defensive Player of the Week honors (Oct. 16 and Nov. 6)...Ranked second in the OVC with 6.5 sacks and tied for 52nd nationally...Was 11th in the league with 9.0 tackles-for-loss...Named second team defense All-OVC.

2010 - Redshirt Freshman Season

Saw action in 11 games for the Tigers...Inked 23 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss and a sack during his first season at TSU...Had four tackles versus Austin Peay (Sept. 18)...Notched four TFLs for a loss of 16 yards versus Murray State (Nov. 20).


Redshirted the 2009 season at Troy University.

Hargrave Military Academy

Played the 2008 season at Hargrave...Started at linebacker and was ranked by Rivals.com as the 17th best prep school recruit in the nation.

Melrose HS

Originally signed with Miami in 2008...Led a defense that gave up less than five points per game during his senior season...Finished his junior season with 95 tackles, three interceptions and five sacks...Played linebacker throughout his high school career...Ranked by Rivals.com as the ninth best recruit in the state of Tennessee.


Son of Asariner and Tonny Harper... Born on March 29, 1989.

Position: DE
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 245
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Memphis, Tenn.
High School: Troy
Experience: 2 Letters
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