One of the biggest surprises for the Irish in '01 as he led the team in tackles with 91 ... came out of nowhere to earn honorable mention All-America honors from Football News ... earned the Nick Pietrosante Award given to the Irish player who best exemplifies courage, loyalty, teamwork, dedication and pride as voted by his teammates ... a sixth-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles ... great nose for the ball ... leader of the Irish defense in '01 along with Rocky Boiman Sextremely strong with great instincts ... what he lacks in speed, he makes up for in heart.

AS A SENIOR: Irish starter at inside linebacker in all 11 games in '01 ... named an honorable mention All-American by Football NewsSnamed to all-independent teamS Irish team leader in tackles with 97, including 47 solos and 50 assists ... winner of the Nick Pietrosante Award given to the player who best exemplifies courage, loyalty, teamwork, dedication and pride as voted by his teammates ... recorded a then career-high 11 tackles at Nebraska ... followed that performance with six tackles vs. Michigan State ... recorded a then career-high 14 tackles against Texas A&M ... named the ABC/Chevrolet Notre Dame Player of the Game vs. Texas A&M ... led the Irish with six tackles vs. Pittsburgh ... tied for team lead with seven tackles vs. West Virginia ... led the Irish in tackles with 11 vs. USC, including nine solos ... tied for team high with six tackles vs. Boston College ... also had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery with less than two minutes to go vs. Boston College, giving the Irish a chance to win the game ... led Irish with nine tackles vs. Tennessee ... led the Irish with a career-high 15 tackles, including two for a loss and one sack, vs. Stanford ... recorded six tackles vs. PurdueSrecorded four games with 10-plus tackles and was Notre Dame's leading tackler in eight games this season.

AS A JUNIOR: Irish starter at inside linebacker in 2000 ... played in all 12 games and started 11 times (missing only vs. Rutgers as Irish opened with extra defensive backs), including vs. Oregon State in 2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl ... had five tackles in each of first two games ... led team with career-high 12 tackles and recovered first career fumble against Purdue ... had five tackles, including two for loss and also caused a fumble vs. Michigan State ... tipped a Chris Lewis pass, allowing it to be intercepted by Brock Williams, setting up a Julius Jones touchdown to extend Notre Dame's lead to 20-7 over Stanford ... had four tackles and a stop for loss vs. Navy and added four more tackles vs. West Virginia and Air Force ... did not start vs. Rutgers as Irish began in dime formation ... made four tackles vs. Oregon State in 2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Reserve inside linebacker for Irish in '99, playing in all 12 games and making a pair of starts ... made five tackles vs. Michigan ... recorded 10 tackles, including three for loss, and two passes broken up vs. Michigan State in making first career start with veteran Ronnie Nicks idled with ankle sprain ... made three tackles and blocked a first-quarter field-goal attempt vs. Tennessee ... made second career start vs. Pittsburgh, leading team with career-high 11 tackles while again filling in for Nicks.

AS A FRESHMAN: Played in seven games in '98 as rookie reserve linebacker, including brief appearance in '99 Gator Bowl vs. Georgia Tech ... saw game action vs. Michigan State, Stanford, Baylor, Boston College, Navy and USC during regular season, and also played vs. Georgia Tech ... made four regular-season special-team appearances, then one more in Gator Bowl ... made four stops (three solo) vs. Michigan State and three vs. Baylor plus a sack ... worked behind captain Bobbie Howard at one inside linebacker spot.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated one of top 100 prep players in Texas by Dallas Morning News ... earned three letters in football at Sulphur Springs High School in Sulphur Springs, Texas ... all-state as a senior and all-conference as both junior and senior ... made 119 tackles as senior in '97, 22 for loss, 11 sacks, three fumble recoveries and forced six fumbles ... played linebacker as a senior after two years as rush defensive end ... earned all-district honors as junior while making 86 tackles and eight sacks as defensive end ... captain of team and MVP as senior ... selected for Texas prep all-star game ... earned one letter in track as senior (shot put) ... full name is Tyreo Tremayne Harrison ... born 5-15-80 in Sulphur Springs ... oldest of three children ... graduated in May 2002 from the Mendoza College of Business, with major in finance.

Harrison's Career Statistics


Tyreo Harrison
Tyreo  Harrison

Sulphur Springs, TX

High School:
Sulphur Springs

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 242

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