Southern Miss and UTSA meet for the first time this week in a Thursday night contest.
Transcript of head coach Todd Monken from Southern Miss' Media Day
2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 10 games on the season, making four starts ... Made collegiate debut in the season opener on the road at Mississippi State ... Made first collegiate start in the home opener against Alcorn State ... Also earned starts against No. 3 Alabama, North Texas and Louisiana Tech ... Helped the team rush for 1,149 yards, while passing for an additional 3,231 for a total offensive production of 4,380.
2013 (Freshman): Did not compete during the season, taking a redshirt.
High School: Three-star recruit and No. 47 in Alabama by 247Sports.com ... Two-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Played for coach Matt Scott at Hueytown High School ... Helped lead HHS to a Class 5A, Region 5 title in 2012 ... Also played basketball at Hueytown HS.
Personal: Full name is Jerry Leneal Harris ... Son of Teresa and Jerry Harris Sr. ... Has four brothers -- Ju'Nais Smoot, Jeremiah Harris, Jamel Roby and Jakobe Roby -- and two sisters -- Jakeria Smoot and Jeriel Harris ... Father, Jerry Harris, played football for Alabama A&M ... Born on Jan. 22, 1995 in Birmingham, Ala. ... Majoring in physical education.
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