Dwayne Harris
WR #17
Height:
5-10
Weight:
202
Age:
29
College:
East Carolina
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2016):

REC
1
YDS
13
AVG
13
TDS
1

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 6th round (176th pick overall) draft choice by the Dallas Cowboys in 2011…Waived by Dallas on Oct. 18, 2011…Signed to Dallas’ practice squad on Oct. 19 2011…Re-signed to Dallas’ active roster on Dec. 14, 2011…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 11, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Harris has played in 53 regular-season games with 3 starts and in 2 postseason games…He has caught 33 passes for 418 yards (12.7-yard avg.) and 3 touchdowns, 5 rushing attempts for 13 yards, averaged 26.5 yards on 77 kickoff returns and 11.1 yards on 87 punt returns (scoring 2 touchdowns, and been responsible for 33 special teams tackles (24 solo)… Was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week twice in 2013 and once in 2012.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 6th round (176th pick overall) draft choice by the Dallas Cowboys in 2011…Waived by Dallas on Oct. 18, 2011…Signed to Dallas’ practice squad on Oct. 19 2011…Re-signed to Dallas’ active roster on Dec. 14, 2011…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 11, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Harris has played in 53 regular-season games with 3 starts and in 2 postseason games…He has caught 33 passes for 418 yards (12.7-yard avg.) and 3 touchdowns, 5 rushing attempts for 13 yards, averaged 26.5 yards on 77 kickoff returns and 11.1 yards on 87 punt returns (scoring 2 touchdowns, and been responsible for 33 special teams tackles (24 solo)… Was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week twice in 2013 and once in 2012.
-    In 2014, Harris played in all 16 games and caught 7 passes for 116 yards, averaged 24.7 yards on a career-high 30 kickoff returns (12th in the NFL) and 9.2 yards on a career-high 30 punt returns (tied for ninth)…Led the Cowboys with 12 special teams tackles (10 solo)…In 2 postseason games, Harris caught 1 pass for 5 yards, averaged 23.4 yards on 5 kickoff returns and brought back 2 punts for 7 yards.
-    Had 1 catch for a career-long 56 yards, 1 rush for 9 yards and returned 2 kickoffs for 58 yards vs. San Francisco (9/7)…Returned a punt 15 yards and led the team with 4 special teams tackles at Tennessee (9/14)…Caught 2 passes for 18 yards, returned 1 kickoff 30 and added a special teams tackle vs. New Orleans (9/28)…Contributed 3 catches for 30 yards, returned 5 punts (tying a career-high) for 60 yards with a long of 38 and had 2 kickoff returns for 53 yards vs. Houston (10/5)…Returned 2 kickoffs for 45 yards and 2 punts for 18 yards vs; Washington )10/27)...Returned 1 kickoff for 22 yards and 4 punts for 68 yards at the Giants (11/23)…Had a career-high tying 121 yards on 4 kickoff returns (30.3) with a season-long return of 42 yards, and a special teams tackle vs. Philadelphia (11/27)…Had a career-high 4 special teams tackles at Chicago (11/4)…Returned 2 punts for 12 yards and 2 kickoffs for 55 yards at Washington (12/28) to become the 7th player in Cowboys history to reach 2,000 career kickoff return yards (2,040) and the 4th to reach 3,000 career combined kickoff and punt return yards (3,005)…Returned 4 kickoffs for 92 yards with a long of 30 and 2 punt returns for 7 yards in an NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Green Bay (1/11).
-    In 2013, played in 13 games with 3 starts…Finished with 9 catches for 80 yards, 20 punt returns for a 12.8-yard average (3rd in the league), 28 kickoff returns for a 30.6-yard average (2nd) and 13 special teams tackles (9 solo).
-    Opened the season with 2 catches for 12 yards, 2 punt returns for 19 and led the team with 3 special teams tackles vs. the Giants (9/8)to earn NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors…Finished with a catch for 4 yards, a punt return for 22 and a kickoff return for 35 along with 2 special teams tackles at Kansas City (9/15)…Made his 1st career start in a 3-receiver set vs. St. Louis (9/22) and caught a 24-yard touchdown pass…Started in place of Miles Austin (hamstring) at San Diego (9/29) and caught 1 pass for 13 yards and returned a kickoff 35 yards and a punt 38 yards…Earned Special Teams Player of the Week Award for the 2nd time in 6 weeks after returning a punt 86 yards for a touchdown, finishing with 109 punt return yards, returning a kickoff 90 yards and finishing with 113 kickoff return yards vs. Washington (10/13)…Both the 86-yard punt return and 90-yard kickoff return were career longs…His 222 combined return yards was good for 4th in team history…Harris is 1 of 3 NFL players (Eddie Payton in 1977 and Dante Hall in 2002) to have an 85-plus yard punt return and kickoff return in the same game.
-    Returned 5 punts for 23 yards, 1 kickoff for 39 and had the 1st rush of his career, a 6-yarder, t Philadelphia (10/20)…Returned 2 punts for 25 yards and 3 kickoffs for 113 at Detroit (10/27)…Caught 2 passes for 13 yards, including the 7-yard game-winning score with 0:35 left vs. Minnesota (11/3)…Did not play vs. Oakland (11/28) because of a hamstring injury…Returned 4 kickoffs for 103 yards before re-injuring his hamstring in the 3rd quarter at Chicago (12/9)…Missed games vs. Green Bay (12/15) and at Washington (12/22) with a hamstring injury, but returned vs. Philadelphia (12/29) and returned 3 punts for 18 yards and 2 kickoffs for 65 yards.
-    In 2012, played in all 16 games and caught 17 passes for 222 yards, including his 1st career touchdown, set a team record and finished 2nd in the league with a 16.1-yard average with a touchdown on 22 punt returns, and returned 10 kickoffs for 210 yards. Also tallied 8 special team tackles (5 solo)… Had 1 punt return for 14 yards along with the first 2 special teams tackles of his career vs. the Giants (10/28)…Returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown at Philadelphia (11/11) to win his 1st NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Award...Had his first 3 career catches - for 20 yards - with 2 punt returns for 27 yards vs. Cleveland (11/18)…Caught a career-high 4 passes for 71 yards, returned 3 punts for 17 yards and 2 kickoffs for 47 yards vs. Washington (11/22)…Had 3 receptions for 33 yards, 2 punt returns, 1 kickoff return, and registered 3 special teams tackles at Cincinnati (12/9)…Tallied 4 catches for 46 yards, returned 2 punts for 38 yards and a kickoff for yards vs. Pittsburgh (12/23)…Had his 1st career touchdown catch, a 16-yarder, vs. New Orleans (12/23)…Posted a 25-yard catch, a 2-point conversion reception, 4 kickoff returns for 73 yards and 3 punt returns for 78 yards at Washington (12/30).
-    As a rookie in 2011, Harris played in 7 games and returned 15 punts for 80 yards (5.3-yard avg.) and 8 kickoffs doe 231 yards (28.9-yard avg.)…Made his NFL debut in MetLife Stadium at the Jets (9/11) and returned 2 punts for 17 yards, with a long of 11…Ran back 2 punts for 25 yards at San Francisco (9/18)…Returned 3 punts for 3 yards and 2 kickoffs for 85 yards, including a 51-yarder, at Philadelphia (12/24).

COLLEGE:
-    As a senior in 2010, earned All-Conference USA 1st-team honors as a receiver and punt returner…Played in 13 games with 10 starts and finished with 101 catches for 1,123 yards (11.-yard avg.) and his 10 touchdowns tied for 2nd in East Carolina history…Set a school record with 41 kickoff returns for 839 yards (20.5-yard avg.) and added 222 yards on 19 punt returns…His punt return average of 11.7 yards was 4th in the conference…Totaled a career-best 2,288 all-purpose yards, finishing 4th in the NCAA FBS…As a junior, named 1st-team All-Conference USA honors as a wide receiver and return specialist…Played in all 14 games with 7 starts and ranked 3rd in the conference with a 27.0-yard kickoff return average…Established school season and career records by returning 3 kickoffs for touchdowns - one shy of the conference…Led the team with 83 catches for 978 yards (11.8-yard avg.) and 7 touchdowns…Added 31 carries for 149 yards and 5 scores, completed 1 of 3 passes for 35 yards and returned 1 punt for 7 yards…Scored 90 points and registered 2,134 all-purpose yards…As a sophomore, played in 10 games with 5 starts and led the team with 58 receptions for 654 yards (11.3-yard avg.) and a touchdown…Added 19 carries for 76 yards and returned 19 kickoffs for 446 yards (23.5-yard avg.)…Totaled 1,176 all-purpose yards and averaged 117.6 yards-per-game…As a redshirt freshman, played in 13 games with 2 starts and finished with 26 catches for 246 yards and 2 touchdowns, returned 5 kickoffs for 89 yards and 31 punts for 250 yards  and completed 1 of 3 passes (an 80-yard touchdown toss vs. UTEP)…Redshirted as a true freshman.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    2011 Rookie Club presented by United Healthcare, United Way Hometown Huddle, 2012-13 Dallas Cowboys Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party, 2012-14 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp, 2014 Albertson’s All Star Gala benefitting The Salvation Army and Muscular Dystrophy Association…Made annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits…Kickoff Luncheon and Dallas Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm…Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas…Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.

PERSONAL:
-    Communications major…Lettered 4 times in football at Tucker High School in Stone Mountain, Ga., and earned Class 4A all-state honors from the Georgia High School Coaches Association as a senior…Was the school’s quarterback as a senior, leading the squad to a 10-1 record and the region 6-AAAA championship…Added All-DeKalb County honors and played in the North-South All-star game where he was chosen as the MVP…Completed 62.0% of his passes for 1,334 yards and 10 touchdowns while adding 524 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns as the team’s captain…Also lettered for Tucker’s baseball and basketball teams.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 70 827 11.8 56 8 7 25 3.6 11 0 13 4
2016 NYG 16 1 1 13 13 13T 1 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1
2015 NYG 15 6 36 396 11 38 4 2 12 6 11 0 3 0
2014 DAL 16 0 7 116 16.6 56 0 4 7 1.8 9 0 4 2
2013 DAL 13 3 9 80 8.9 24T 2 1 6 6 6 0 2 1
2012 DAL 16 0 17 222 13.1 36 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2011 DAL 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @DAL W 20-19 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 NO W 16-13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 WAS L 27-29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @MIN L 10-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
5 @GB L 16-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 BAL W 27-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @LA W 17-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 PHI W 28-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 CIN W 21-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 CHI W 22-16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
12 @CLE W 27-13 1 13 13 13 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @PIT L 14-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 DAL W 10-7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 DET W 17-6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @PHI L 19-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
17 @WAS W 19-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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