DSU Football BIO
24 Malik Harris


2016: College Scouting News FCS Preseason All-America First Team selection … Preseason All-MEAC Second Team … Tops on the Hornets and sixth in the MEAC at 7.5 tackles per game (82 total) in 2016 ... tied for third in the MEAC with 3 forced fumbles ... DSU leader with 11 tackles-for-loss and three sacks … also recorded one fumble recovery … collected season-high 12 tackles (nine solo), including four backfield stops (-12) and a sack (-7), at South Carolina State (Oct. 22) … led all players with 11 tackles (four solo), including 0.5 behind the line-of-scrimmage, vs. Monmouth (Sep. 10) … recorded nine tackles (six unassisted), two tackles-for-loss and a sack, vs. North Carolina Central (Nov. 5) …  credited with four solo tackles and five assists in season opener vs. Delaware (Sep. 1) … collected six solo tackles, one behind the line-of-scrimmage (-3), and two assists at Bethune-Cookman (Oct. 29) … collected eight tackles (three unassisted) and assisted on five others in season finale at Howard (Nov. 19) … recorded two backfield tackles (-14) among eight total (three solo) vs. Florida A&M (Oct. 15)

2015: All-MEAC Third Team selection … starting inside linebacker in all 11 games … tops on the Hornets and second among all MEAC players in tackles-per-game (9.5) and total tackles (104) … total tackles most by a Hornet since LB Quentin Ferguson had 106 in 2011 … also second on the team and sixth in the league with 14.5 tackles-for-loss (-50 yards) … also credited with 1.5 sacks (-12), an interception, two pass break-ups, a fumble recovery and QB hurry … reached double-figures in tackles in seven games, and had 12-or-more stops in five contests … had double-figures in tackles in four straight games (Sep. 1 – Oct. 3) … recorded career-high 14 tackles (eight solo), , including 2.5 backfield stops (-10) and a sack (-8) vs. FBS Kent State on Sep. 12 … collected 12 tackles (six unassisted), a 46-yard interception return and tackle-for-loss vs. Chowan on Sep. 19 … registered 10 tackles (five solo), including 2.5 behind the line-of-scrimmage (-10) in 32-31 victory over Howard in season finale on Nov. 21 … posted career-highs with nine solo stops and four tackles-for-loss vs. Morgan State on Oct. 3 … totaled 12 tackles and also recovered a fumble in Morgan State contest … recorded 10 tackles (five unassisted), including two behind the line-of-scrimmage, vs. Florida A&M on Oct. 17 … had 12 total tackles (six solo) in season-opening loss to Liberty on Sep. 5 … tallied six solo tackles and assisted on six others vs. Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 31.    

2014: Competed in all 12 games as a true freshman … 11th on the Hornets with 32 total tackles … credited with 15 unassisted tackles, 17 assists and 3.5 tackles for loss (-7) … also recorded a forced fumble … selected as MEAC Rookie-of-the-Week after recording career-high six tackles, five unassisted, including two behind the line-of-scrimmage for minus four yards vs. Delaware (Sep. 7) … collected four solo tackles, including one behind the line-of-scrimmage (-2), an assist and forced fumble in college debut at Monmouth (Aug. 30) … had five tackles (two solo) in 21-7 loss to Towson (Sep. 13) … assisted on three tackles, including a backfield stop, at Bethune-Cookman (Oct. 4) … recorded a solo tackle and four assists vs. Hampton  (Oct. 25).

High School: 2013 Washington, D.C., Area All-Star and All-League selection at Friendship Collegiate Academy, where he helped lead the team to a post-season playoff berth as a senior Defensive Player-of-the-Year as a senior ... recorded three defensive touchdowns, two forced fumbles, and an interception, while leading the team in tackles during the 2013 season.

Personal: Son of Henderson and Tiwamma Harris … has one brother, Tarik … born 5/10/95. … wore “42” in his first two years as a Hornet.



Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
High School: Friendship Collegiate Acad.
Major: Business; Minor: English
Experience: High School
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