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 collegefootballnews.com 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.
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