RB Jerome Harrison - Detroit Lions

5-10, 200Born: 2-26-1983College: Washington StateDrafted: Round 5, pick

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2011 Week 1 vs TB (8 / 27 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison saw limited action as the change of pace back for Jahvid Best. At the start of the third quarter, Harrison had two back to back carries up the middle, good for nine and seven yards respectively. He also saw action primarily at the end of third and fourth quarters, where the Lions were trying to run out the clock. His most impressive run came late in the third quarter when he tried to go off tackle, was stopped, but he bounced it outside and ran away from the defenders for a nice seven yard gain. He was effective at both running up the middle and bouncing to the outside, but he is still the #2 back on the team behind Best.

2011 Week 2 vs KC (4 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Came in to give Best a breather. he did alright but didn't show a lot of burst. He also did not have a lot of holes to run through but a major difference between him and a guy like Best is vision. Holes were not always there for Best either but he can cut back where Harrison is pretty much going to run wherever the play was designed to go. He had a terrible carry on a 3rd and short which resulted in a loss out of the shotgun formation. The Chiefs were waiting for him when he was given the ball so not much he could do about it. Pretty quiet afternoon and his services were not called on or needed much.

2011 Week 4 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison did see time in this game, but he was only used as a blocker and only on a couple plays.

2010 Week 1 vs TB (9 / 52 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

At one point in the 1st half he had 42 yds rushing on only 3 carries as he ripped off a nifty 39 yd run thru the middle and broke it towards the sideline. Harrison has home run capability but he simply did not get enough touches in the game. There was one drive in the 4th quarter where they handed off to Harrison 3 times in a row and unfortunately the Browns went 3 and out on that drive. Even more frustrating was Harrison only grabbing 1 pass all day. There were not many screens called and when the Browns did try and set them up they seemed to look to Hillis who had 4 receptions to pad his numbers. Harrison right now almost seems like a change of pace back and did not take a hand off until the 2nd quarter.

2010 Week 2 vs KC (16 / 33 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Although Harrison was given the majority of the carries in the Browns backfield, he didn't do much on the ground with a suspect 2.1 yards-per-carry average. The majority of Harrison's receiving yards came on a 23-yard screen pass that was executed beautifully blocking-wise. When you factor in the fact that Harrison's fumble set up a Chiefs field goal, it wouldn't be surprising to see the rushing pendulum swing over to Hillis' favor next week.

2010 Week 5 vs ATL (6 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison actually got almost 40% of the Browns RB carries on the day, but he was tentative because he was constantly meeting defenders in the backfield. He should get more work going forward, but more to preserve Peyton Hillis than by his own merit.

2010 Week 9 vs IND (2 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Jerome Harrison was active for the first time as a Philadelphia Eagle and served as the understudy for LeSean McCoy. Harrison had just two rushes for six yards in limited action.

2010 Week 10 vs WAS (11 / 109 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)

The speedy change of pace back for the Eagles got a longer look in week 10 thanks to Philly's blow out win. Harrison showed some of the quickness and moves we saw last season when he played in Cleveland, gashing the poor Redskins defense for a 50 yard TD run. He saw a lot of work in time killing mode in the 4th quarter and ended up with over 100 yards on the ground.

2010 Week 12 vs CHI (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Backup tailback Jerome Harrison had one carry in Week 12 for two yards. He has no fantasy value aside from being a handcuff to LeSean McCoy.

2010 Week 13 vs HOU (3 / 20 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Jerome Harrison played sparingly once again for the Eagles, spelling LeSean McCoy for one series in each half. Harrison had one carry for no gain in the second quarter and then followed that up with two runs in the fourth quarter for a combined 20 yards. Harrison helped the Eagles get down into the Red Zone but once the Eagles were getting close to the goal line, McCoy came right back into the game. McCoy is the clear "top dog" for the Eagles as both a runner and a receiver out of the backfield, cementing Harrison as no more than a handcuff for injury insurance.

2010 Week 14 vs DAL (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison had one carry for zero yards against the Cowboys. Outside of a 50 yard touchdown run early in the season, he has been largely invisible since being acquired from the Cleveland Browns.

2010 Week 15 vs NYG (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Jerome Harrison had just two touches of the ball in Week 15 against the New York Giants, a three-yard run up the middle and a short (seven yard) catch on an improvised dump-off pass from QB Michael Vick. Harrison is used sparingly to give starter LeSean McCoy a breather, leaving him next to no fantasy value.

2010 Week 17 vs DAL (21 / 99 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 17 / 0 rec)

Normal backup running back Jerome Harrison started in Week 17 against Dallas and put up very solid numbers, rushing 21 times for 99 yards while adding 17 more on five catches. The Eagles gave normal starter LeSean McCoy the game off to rest up for the playoffs, and Harrison seized the opportunity to show everyone that he still has something left in the tank. Harrison had good quickness to the hole and showed good speed on a 36-yard gain in the third quarter as he turned the corner and sprinted up the sideline. Harrison may see more action going forward to give McCoy longer breaks, but McCoy remains the clear starter.

2009 Week 2 vs DEN (3 / 8 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 24 / 0 rec)

Harrison returned from his injured knee that kept him out of last week's game and had an increased role because rookie James Davis was declared inactive before the contest. The Browns got Harrison involved fairly early, and his first target of the day came on a short pass in the first quarter. He carried the ball one time in the second quarter, but really got going in the second half as the Browns were in "catch-up" mode. He was bottled up for the most part running the football, but was able to break away for 15 yards on one of his pass receptions in the fourth quarter. Harrison was able to take advantage of a defense basically playing "prevent", so there wasn't too much about this play to get excited over.

2009 Week 3 vs BAL (16 / 52 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 33 / 0 rec)

Harrison started in place of an injured Jamal Lewis. While able to break a couple of longer runs, Harrison was mostly bottled up around the line of scrimmage by a stout Baltimore defense. When he was able to get the ball in space, Harrison was elusive and ran with good speed. Harrison resumed his pre-injury role as an effective pass-catcher out of the backfield with five catches, but the Ravens often had him surrounded in space and kept him from breaking loose for long gains.

2009 Week 4 vs CIN (29 / 121 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 31 / 0 rec)

Harrison was more effective between the tackles than last week, hitting the hole with quickness and speed. He showed his usual elusiveness in the open field and good hands out of the backfield as an outlet receiver. He remained productive late into the game despite a heavy workload of 36 total targets.

2009 Week 5 vs BUF (8 / 21 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison got the ball in the second series. In the first half, he made gains of 9 and 8 yards along with four more carries that all got stopped for no gain. He didn't see the ball much after that, as it was all Jamal Lewis the rest of the way.

2009 Week 6 vs PIT (5 / 26 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison was used as a change-of-pace back mostly in both the pro set and Wildcat formations. He was able to get into space on one sweep play, but was generally ineffective in his limited carries. He was the Browns' third down back, but was used more in blitz pickup than as an outlet receiver.

2009 Week 7 vs GB (3 / 7 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)

Harrison rotated snaps with Jamal Lewis in the first quarter, but wasn't any more effective than Lewis against the eight man pressure front the Browns faced. Harrison also struggled to gain separation on short passing routes, breaking only one screen pass for significant yardage.

2009 Week 8 vs CHI (5 / 19 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison spelled Lewis for only a couple of series. He was able to gain yardage on one quick hitter, but was generally ineffective on his other four carries.

2009 Week 10 vs BAL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison was barely used and only saw the field on a few passing downs as he appears to have been passed on the depth chart by Chris Jennings. Of course Cleveland would bench the player that started at RB for their only good performance this year against a strong team.

2009 Week 12 vs CIN (2 / 3 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 5 / 0 rec)

After finding himself on the inactive list last week, Harrison dressed against the Bengals and saw a handful of snaps in spread offensive packages. He wasn't effective, managing only a six yard run as his longest play as Cincinnati tracked him well on all five of his passing targets and dropped him quickly on screen and outlet passes.

2009 Week 13 vs SD (10 / 35 / 0 rush, 11 / 7 / 62 / 2 rec)

With Jamal Lewis done for the year and likely his career, Harrison became the go-to guy in the running game. Early on there was some room, but as the game went on and the deficit grew, Cleveland got more and more away from the run game. The Chargers appeared to be using a strategy of gang-tackling on Harrison and forcing Brady Quinn to beat them, which he did. That only served to benefit Harrison, though, as he was very active in the passing game and much more successful than he had been on the ground. In fact, he was the recipient of a pair of eight yard touchdown receptions in the fourth quarter, part of his team high seven receptions on the day. On his first score, he initially appeared to have fumbled at the goal line, but it was correctly ruled that the ball had crossed the plane prior to him losing the ball. The second score came off a nice inside shovel pass that he did most of the work on to get in, finding his way around the blocks to score.

2009 Week 14 vs PIT (7 / 9 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)

Jerome Harrison might have been the starting tailback for Cleveland in Week 14, but he was third best as far as gaining yardage on the night. Harrison was often running between the tackles and made no yards after first contact which often happened at or near the line of scrimmage. With Chris Jennings and Joshua Cribbs proving to be more effective, Harrison did not get any touches after halftime.

2009 Week 15 vs KC (34 / 286 / 3 rush, 3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

Harrison ran over a tackler on his first carry and gained first downs on three out of his first four touches in a harbinger of what was to come. He was setting up his excellent blocking very well (especially blocks by his FB Lawrence Vickers) and also breaking tackles high and low with strong running and good feel around his feet. Harrison was doing damage running inside and outside, and he got to the second level most every time he touched the ball. On his long TD runs, he showed patience getting through the holes and a second gear in the open field, but terrible angles by the Chiefs defense helped a lot. Harrison's vision and decisiveness to cut upfield were perfect against an overpursing Chiefs defense, and he was just as strong at the end of the game as he was at the beginning. The Chiefs defense deserves an assist, but Harrison's performance was every bit of what you expect to see when you watch a record-breaking game.

2009 Week 16 vs OAK (39 / 148 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison started well, slicing through the Raiders' defense untouched for a 17-yard touchdown after an early Oakland turnover. The Browns often used pitch plays to get Harrison outside the tackles for good gains, but Harrison also had plenty of room to run between the tackles. Harrison had a second touchdown run out of the Wildcat formation called back by penalty, then fumbled inside the five later in the same series.

2009 Week 17 vs JAX (33 / 127 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Harrison struggled in the first quarter, but warmed up in the second. He had a hard time bouncing runs outside early, but later found running room inside and outside and looked quicker than anyone on the Jacksonville defense. He broke multiple long runs as the game progressed and was again effective in the red zone. His touchdown run came on a run around right end in which he was untouched.

2008 Week 1 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison only saw limited action as he gave Jamal Lewis a short breather in the third quarter.

2008 Week 2 vs PIT (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)

Harrison was used as a change of pace back a couple times.

2008 Week 3 vs BAL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 19 / 1 rec)

Harrison was sparsely used, but he made the most of his time. He caught a screen pass when Baltimore blitzed on a third and long and ended up scoring from the 19 yard line.

2008 Week 4 vs CIN (4 / 20 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Harrison continues to be used as a change of pace back that comes in often for screen passes. He was also used on an end around and a pitch out play that were both successful, however he was a yard short of a first down that looked easily within reach when he danced around trying to make a big play.

2008 Week 6 vs NYG (2 / 41 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)

Harrison scrambled for 33 yards on his first carry of the game which was a reverse down the left side line early in the second half. He would have one more carry for eight yards in the game and added two receptions for 26 yards.

2008 Week 7 vs WAS (3 / 12 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison's carries all came in the fourth quarter.

2008 Week 8 vs JAX (1 / -1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison had little impact in the game, as he did not get on the field much.

2008 Week 9 vs BAL (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison was sparsely used on the day, but did look quick while he was out there.

2008 Week 10 vs DEN (5 / 48 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Most of Harrison's carries came in one series late in the first quarter and early in the second quarter as he relieved RB Jamal Lewis. He speed on edge was very effective against a poor Denver rush defense as he had five carries for 48 yards. He also added one catch for nine yards in the game.

2008 Week 11 vs BUF (3 / 80 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)

Harrison had the play of the game on the first play of the fourth quarter when broke a 72 yard touchdown off the left side of the line. He used his speed to out run the secondary and literally doubled the Browns rushing yard total to that point. Harrison only had more carry after that play but, did have a 21 yard pass reception. He had over 100 yards total offense in the game, not bad for a guy who only touched the ball four times in the game.

2008 Week 12 vs HOU (7 / 31 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Harrison saw more plays on Sunday than he has in the past, cutting into Jamal Lewis' touches. He was fairly successful running the ball but the Browns were in a situation where they needed to pass the ball.

2008 Week 13 vs IND (2 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison saw little action on the day a week after being heavily utilized. This may have been because Jamal Lewis had success on the ground early.

2008 Week 14 vs TEN (2 / 2 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)

Harrison did not see much action, as the Browns gave up on the run and opted to use Jason Wright out of the backfield most of the night.

2008 Week 16 vs CIN (1 / -1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison did not see many plays and only received one rushing attempt on the day.

2007 Week 8 vs STL (5 / 32 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison was used as a change of pace back, spelling Jamal Lewis during the second half of the game. He is a much quicker back than Lewis, and used his speed to run off tackle and bounce runs to the outside of the field.

2006 Week 1 vs NO (2 / 14 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison provided relief for Reuben Droughns and carried the ball twice for 14 yards.

2006 Week 5 vs CAR (3 / 14 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 10 / 0 rec)

Harrison was used primarily on third downs and passing plays, and caught everything thrown his way out of the backfield, seeing more time than he had in previous weeks.

2006 Week 9 vs SD (2 / 13 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison's big contribution to the game was fumbling away his second carry of the afternoon. Fortunately for him, it bounced right into the arms of WR Joe Jurevicius to maintain possession. Later in the drive, Harrison appeared to have scored on a 12 yard screen pass from Frye, but the play was negated due to a Cleveland penalty.

2006 Week 11 vs PIT (4 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Harrison spelled Jason Wright twice and had four carries for five yards. He was the closest player to a throw out of bounds by QB Charlie Frye for his lone target of the day. He had a rush for ten yards, but it was called back for holding.