18 - Jason Harris
Jason Harris
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sammamish, Wash.
High School: Skyline HS '06
Position: TE
Experience: 2L*

2009: Listed as a backup at strong-side inside linebacker on EWU's preseason depth chart.

2008: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Did not start, but played in seven Eastern games and earned a letter. Finished the season with six tackles. He helped Eastern finish an impressive 11th in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivison in rushing defense (93.5), as well as fifth in sacks (3.09 per game) and ninth nationally in tackles for loss (7.9 per game). Moved to linebacker from quarterback in the spring.

2007: Played sparingly as a non-lettering squad member. He was offensive scout team player of the week once.

2006: Redshirted. He earned team offensive scout team player of the week honors once.

HS: Graduated from Skyline HS in 2006. Was the State 4A Player of the Year from Associated Press as selected by sportswriters and broadcasters, and won the same honors from the Seattle Times and WashingtonPreps.com. He was the first team 4A All-State quarterback by Associated Press, Seattle Times, Tacoma News-Tribune and WashingtonPreps.com. Selected to play in the 4A/3A East-West All-State Game. Named by the Seattle Times as a "Red Chip" selection as one of the top 29 recruits in the state of Washington. The Seattle Times selected him to its "Star Times" All-Area first team. In addition, he was also the KingCo 4A League Offensive Player of the Year and the All-KingCo first team quarterback. He led 4A quarterbacks with 2,960 passing yards while completing 64 percent (182-of-283) with 35 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He also rushed for 785 yards and 18 more scores, and had 22 tackles as a linebacker. He led Skyline to a 14-0 record, including a 35-21 victory over Woodinville in the State 4A championship game. He completed 19-of-24 passes for 281 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 66 yards and a pair of scores. A week prior after a semifinal victory over Puyallup, Harris was hospitalized with a blood disorder because his platelet count was too low. Initially, doctors didn't expect him to be able to play in the championship game. Earlier in the playoffs, he passed for 226 yards and rushed for 91 yards in a victory over 4A powerhouse Pasco. As a junior, he earned first team All-State honors from Associated Press and WashingtonPreps.com as a linebacker, and was the KingCo 4A League Defensive MVP. He was the only junior selected to the Seattle Times "Star Times" All-Area Team. He had 125 tackles, including 17 for loss (15 sacks), with three fumble recoveries, two blocked punts, one interception and one defensive touchdown. His Eagle teammate Tyler Washburn ('08) also attended Skyline.

Personal: Born 5/16/87 in Bellevue, Wash. General management major.

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