HARRISON'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Coached by Bob Kubiak at Central High School in Kalamazoo, Mich...committed to Eastern Michigan out of high school....as a JUNIOR earned first team all-conference and All-State honorable mention on the gridiron...as a SENIOR racked up 2,338 yards and 31 touchdowns, breaking school record and earning All-State honors from the Detroit Free Press...All-America honorable mention...served as team captain as a junior and senior.
HARRISON'S PASADENA CITY COLLEGE CAREER
FRESHMAN (2002-03): Coached by Tom Maher at Pasadena City College...rushed for 790 yards in just seven games with nine touchdowns...was tied for fifth in the state at 7.9 yards per carry.
SOPHOMORE (2003-04): Rushed for 1,059 yards at 6.1 yards per carry...added 10 touchdowns...was Mission Conference's third leading rusher on a team that finished 0-10...attended same junior college as Washington State's leading rusher from 2003, Jonathan Smith...named to the 2003 Region IV All-California team by the California Community College Football Coaches Association...rated the No. 3 junior college running back by TheInsiders.com...rated the No. 30 junior college prospect overall by Superprep and the No. 2 running back.
HARRISON'S WSU CAREER
JUNIOR (2004-05): V-letter...Games - 11...Starts - 5...earned the following weekly team awards: Pac-10 Offense - Oregon/Oregon State/UCLA/ASU, Cougar Claw Offense - Stanford. Special Teams: KO returns...named to the All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention unit...nationally, ranked 51st in rushing yards with 81.82/game, 64th in all-purpose yards with 106.09/game...in Pac-10 rankings, finished 6th in rushing, 6th in all-purpose yards and tied for 7th in scoring at 4.9 points/game...led WSU with 900 yards rushing...at UCLA, carried a school record 42 times, gained 247 yards and scored three touchdowns; yardage total was the third most ever by a Cougar running back...named Pac-10 Co-Offensive POW for performance in win at UCLA...in the last three games rushed for 515 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 172 yards per game...averaged 118.4 rushing yards over the last seven games...had four games of 100 yards or more, including the last three...had a break-out game against Oregon, picking up 117 yards and scoring once with 14 carries...also caught two passes against the Ducks...made his first start at Oregon State, replacing the injured Chris Bruhn...responded with 20 carries for 98 yards and one score...also returned kickoffs, including three for 59 against Colorado...scored a rushing TD in each game during a five-game stretch, Idaho through OSU...keyed WSU's Apple Cup win over Washington with 150 yards rushing.
PERSONAL: Jerome Harrison...born Feb. 26, 1983...parents Jerome and Debbie Purcell...has two sisters interested in pursuing communication degree.