2012 (True Freshman)
Played in all 12 games with three starts on the year ... One of just two true freshmen to see action for the Deacons in 2012 ... Finished the season with 22 tackles, including 16 solo stops ... Had 4.5 tackles for loss to rank seventh on the team ... Recorded 1.5 sacks for 14 yards to go with two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry ... Made his collegiate debut vs. Liberty (Sept. 1) and had one solo tackle ... Had three tackles, including one for a loss, and a QB hurry vs. North Carolina (Sept. 8) ... Made his first career start at Florida State (Sept. 15) and finished with three tackles, including two solo stops ... Also had his first career fumble recovery against the Seminoles ... Had five tackles with one coming for a loss vs. Army (Sept. 22) ... Started and recorded one tackle vs. Duke (Sept. 29) ... Made a big 11-yard sack at Virginia (Oct. 20), stopping the Cavaliers offense in the fourth quarter ... Assisted on a tackle for loss and forced his first career fumble vs. Boston College (Nov. 3) ... Had three tackles at NC State (Nov. 10) ... Made one solo stop at Notre Dame (Nov. 17) ... Had three tackles, including a tackle for loss, along with a forced fumble vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 24) ... Competed on the track & field team, recording a throw of 15.34 meters to place 11th in the shot put at the 2013 ACC Indoor Championships.
A 2012 graduate of Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, La. ... First team all-state Class 2A at defensive end by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Was a finalist for the USA U-19 football team ... Team defensive MVP as a senior ... Had 69 solo tackles, 29 assists, eight pass break-ups and 17 tackles for loss in 2011 ... Named defensive MVP in District 7-2A after making 55 tackles, eight sacks, 27 tackles for loss and recovering four fumbles in 2010 ... Earned all-state and all-metro honors as a junior ... Versatile player who saw action at offensive guard, defensive end and tight end ... Helped the Knights to a 20-3 record over his final two seasons ... Played for Coach Travis Bourgeois ... Also participated in track where he threw the shot put and discus ... Was the state champion in the shot put as a sophomore with a throw of 58-9.5 ... Had offers from Stanford, Arkansas, Northwestern and Tulane among others.
Son of Jefferson and Ramona Harris ... Father played football at Louisiana Tech ... Born Feb. 2, 1994 ... Name is pronounced "TIE-ler".